Sunday, January 11, 2009

Altered dominoes...my first attempt

With a number of projects to do before the end of the month, I decided to spend the weekend working on an altered domino piece for COF (an online art-swap group). I also wanted to try out my new toy, the Silhouette digital craft cutter.
My intent was to alter the dominoes and make what would look like an old travel journal. I colored the domino pieces, which measure 2"x1", with alcohol inks and stamped each "cover" with part of a map image. The letters and plane image were cut from black cardstock with the Silhouette. I cannot believe how accurately it cut such small pieces...the lower case letters are only 3/16 of an inch tall! The letters and images were glued onto the pieces; then the top surfaces were covered with Diamond Glaze. The "inside" of the journal is stamped water-color paper with miniature postcards and a watch applied. Perhaps I will add more to the inside, a bookmark maybe, or a pen.



4 comments:

Judy Hartman said...

All I can say is WOW, Janice! I have never seen anything like this! Really unique and well done, as always.

joey said...

When i first saw this i thought you were going on a trip....guess i was wrong...maybe ????

Just-Kim said...

Those are beautiful, Janice! I'm so happy to hear you are enjoying your new Silhouette!

See you soon!

cmoh said...

Oh WOW! I am so very excited that I am going to get one of these!

What kind of domino did you use? I had a horrible time drilling into mine...