Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Altered Dominoes

For a few days I have been having a go at altering dominoes for another swap on a forum.

The middle and the small top domino have glitter in the lacquer which doesn't really show up properly on here.

This is one side of each, I still have the reverse sides to do.

I am not showing the one I have completed for the swap - it is a small one - the others are the more usual playing ones - I bought a set in a charity shop so have lots to swap and share.

I would love to be able to drill a hole in them - so that they can be used for all sorts of things - but that is beyond my capabilities at the moment!

Indigo Swap - Zuzu's Forum

I remember seeing the film 'The Color Purple' and being moved by it - so this is what I was thinking of when I made this - from a stamped image Kath sent me - for which I am very grateful It took ages to colour in with watercolour pencils and gold pen, and then I went over the black areas, and coloured the white mounting surround black. The textured backing card I have stamped.

I was thinking of Zuzu, for whose forum I was making these ATCs. She is getting married today - and is wearing a gorgeous deep red corset - alas the colour scheme for this swap is Indigo. I added some texture with the different shades of purple threads, and in reality it is deeper shades of purples, and the background is inked with silver penwork by me.

The Warrior - a stamped image from my friend Kath, which I have coloured in different shades of purple.

I was try to show her strength by drawing in the 'Auras' around her!

I am not sure if these are good enough to enter - but I did have a happy four hours making them today.