July 23, 2012

Altered Dominoes

Recently I had the chance to participate in an Altered Domino swap with a new group I found on Facebook. I was really nervous about it because this was my first swap with them, and I've never done dominoes before. However, my creative goal this year was to try new things. I really have to push myself with that sometimes because I have this creative fear of messing something up--like many crafters deal with from time to time. I know just trying something is the only way to learn, but I still struggle with it...

But enough about me, aren't these dominoes great? These ladies fit so much onto such a small surface! I think the one on the far left is a wooden domino because it feels lighter than the others. The one in the top center has micro-beading around the edge! They have given me so many ideas to try on my next ones...yep, I've said it now, smh. I do want to share my dominoes from the swap:

Stamps: Hero Arts
Please forgive the lighting on this pic. I took it in my bathroom, thinking that it would come out clearer than this. My alcohol inks were all in shades of brown, then I stamped the dominoes with small leaves from this set. I wanted to get some wording on here, but I didn't have word stamps with a small enough font. I think the surface has that marbled appearance though. I will try it with very different colors next time...there's those words again, lol. So now I'd like to hear from you: Have you tried altered dominoes before? Do you have any advice or suggestions on what you'd like to see in a future project of altered dominoes here?

Well, I'm signing off now...its been a long day, and a chick is tired.
However, thank you so much for stopping by! Take care,
...And That's All She Wrote


  1. LOVE THEM! LOVE THEM! LOVE THEM! Gurl I don't know why you get so nervous you do great work! I am always impressed by your creative talent! keep up the good work....hmmmm your altered dominoes and my altered paint sticks we could take our act on the road....hehehe! TFS

  2. Nice job! I have the same goal....to try new things. Good for you. You did a good job. I have not done one yet...but I have the supplies...hence the reason it's time to try new things, my cup runneth over with crafty supplies!

  3. Hi Cheryl, I just wanted to say that I think you did an awesome job on the dominoes. I look forward to seeing your next project.

  4. Nice job on the dominoes...I would never have thought to alter them..love how you did it.