I started off by upcycling some wooden domino's I found in a charity shop. It's the green thing to do ;-) These places can be little treasure troves. You never know what you will find. I found these....
Hey 99p how can you go wrong? Actually they are quite cute but I was thinking more the altered art possibilities...... So I sanded a few and painted them white, cos the cows were quite difficult to get rid of. The rabbits went whoosh, but those cows were a bit persistent.
Then I added the green collage background from Altered Pages Time Collage Backgrounds 1724D
Some patterned tape involving elements of green
Some clocks from the same Altered Pages collage sheet
Some dots of Pebeo Fantasy Prime in Emerald.
A clown from Altered Pages Victorian Clown Collage Sheet 1153D. I have to admit at this point that this is the second clown I used, and the second domino. I took pictures of my first one but they were so blurred I decided to make another and try and get some better pictures second time around.
Back to my first choice clown, because he was wearing green. I wrapped my domino with copper tape. This is called new wave I think. It comes with one edge cut to a nice wave pattern so stained glass artists can look really fancy. I bought this in the US many years ago and it wasn't available in the UK at that time. Maybe it is now. You have to love the bling. I covered it all in glossy accents.
I made a little chain of polished jade chips so he can dangle. Very pleased. As mentioned I made a second. I managed, despite best efforts to get a couple of air bubbles in the glossy accents. I pop them if I see them but these little blighters stayed hidden til it was too late. Any tips gratefully received. Is there another product out there anyone would like to recommend that gives a good glossy cover and is hard wearing. I thought this would make a good key chain or dangle but don't know if the glossy accents will survive being in a pocket with keys etc. Maybe I'll give it a test run. I'm sure if it survives me it will do well anywhere.
Here's my clownish pair. What a great little gift. I can see me making a small pile of these. Must check out Altered Pages for some more fun collage images.
Joining the fun at
Altered Pages - Green
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Dotty
Craft-room Challenge - Something New this is the first time I have altered dominos
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challange - Anything Goes
Thanks for dropping by. All comments welcome and any tips on the glossy stuff gratefully received. Have a great day.