About Me

I am a techno/gadget freak. I love almost anything that has to do with computers and software. I have an engineering background, but I haven't worked in that field for over 10 years. I married my wonderful husband in September 2004 and look forward to spending every single day of the rest of my life with him. I love cats and even call myself "Cat".


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

BrakeFast Club challenge - Anything But a Card

Another challenge is on at the BrakeFast Club.  The challenge this week is to make a project other than a card. I love making altered items, so this was an excellent time for me to make this cute little altered domino. I am really into altering dominoes for some strange reason the last few months. I made a bunch a couple months ago for a craft show and realized how easy they were to do and now I'm hooked.

Image:  Sun & Stars - I Brake for Digis
Paper:  Wausau Exact Index 110# cardstock
Tools & Embellishments:  Copic & Sharpie markers, Iridescent medium (Windsor & Newton), plastic domino game piece, Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

I printed the image out on white card stock 1" x 2" then coloured it with copic & sharpie markers.  I painted on a little iridescent medium on the sun & stars to give them a little sparkle (doesn't show up very well in the picture.  Once everything was dry, I glued the image to the smooth side of the domino.  Since the image had square corners and the domino has rounded corners, I just saturated the corners with white glue and shaped them to the domino.  After the glue dried, I used a black sharpie and coloured the sides of the domino (mine are white) so that it matched the image better.  After I was sure everything was dry (I let it sit overnight), I coated it with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.  Mod Podge Dimensional Magic is a clear coating just like crystal effects, but you can get it at Walmart.  I did a product review on this stuff in this post if you're interested in reading it.  Once I get a flat back bail for it, I will adhere that to the back and run a chain so I can wear it as a necklace.

You should get in on this challenge.  It really is a lot of fun.  You should also try making an altered domino if you haven't yet.  They're fairly inexpensive.  I found mine in the cheap bins at Michaels with a bunch of kids toys.  I paid $3 for a set.  If you want to use the same image I used, you can find it here in the IBFD shop. Remember to grab the 10% off code in my sidebar if you're going to go shopping. :)

Well, that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.

Talk to you later...



Mod Podge Amy said...

This is so cute! Love the design!

Sharron Lynne said...

Cat, I love your domino. Never thought of doing them that way. I did some the other night with alcohol inks and stamped on them with stazon. Do you think I should seal them with modge podge?

Chrissy D said...

Oh Cat - WHat a beautiful domino!!!

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