|The dominoes as they had arrived (quarter there for scale)|
Our only requirements were that we used six of them to make something for the other and that our deadline was the end of September.
|I played around some with the game pieces. One's missing from the picture because I had already started altering it!|
I moved those darn dominoes all over my desk before finally sitting down and just getting to it. Of course, some digging around the craft room and a trip to the craft store for inspiration and supplies was in order first.
|Some of the supplies I bought and pulled out for the altering process. I didn't near use all of them.|
I covered my whole desk with domino-altering fun.
|Messy desk is a sure sign of a happy crafter!|
Rebecca (that's her name by the way) had requested at least two magnets and a pair of earrings made from the dominoes. That at least narrowed down where I would start.
Here's what I came up with.
|Altered domino pendant|
First I got to playing with my alcohol inks and inked up this whole domino in shades of green.A snippet of scrapbook paper was used for the image. I sealed the whole thing with Ranger Matte Accents before adding some ICE Resin to the top. (The back of the pendant can be found a few pictures down.)
|Altered domino necklace|
|Altered domino earrings|
These earrings are probably my favorite pieces in the mix. I stamped dandelion images onto a dictionary page, cut the page to size, and glued them onto the smaller black dominoes. With a q-tip and some Distress Ink, I lightly colored the edges of the paper. A layer of matte Mod Podge sealed the paper. A small rhinestone was glued to the center before the whole top of the piece was coated in ICE Resin.
|Altered domino jewelry backs|
From there, I moved on to playing with the dominoes to create magnets.
|Altered domino magnets|
|Domino magnets 1 and 2|
|Domino magnets 3 and 4|
|Domino magnet backs|
In addition to these pieces, I also made Rebecca a pair of dragonfly earrings and a decorated box. Here are the earrings.
In my haste to get these items in the mail, I failed to take a picture of the box. It was a play on the domino theme and the paper mache box was covered in "game papers" (sudoku, crossword puzzles, jumbles, etc.) The feet were upside down monopoly houses and on the top was a die and a domino transformed into a lid pull. Fun stuff!
Rebecca still has plenty of time to alter her dominoes. I'll make a point to show off what she made just as soon as I get them. In the meantime, I'm anxious to get back to just playing with my beads for a while.
At this point I know I've bored you all to death so I'll leave it at that. . .well except to ask How would you have altered these?