Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Little Boy Blue

I am entering this for a challenge on Arty Girlz Challenge Blog this weeks' challenge is Blue.

I have altered a child's wooden domino.

First I primed it - then I painted on a lovely metallic blue paint, sandpapered it, painted on Gesso, sandpapered that - then painted on a top coat of metallic blue again - with the aim of giving it a distressed look.

When dry I stamped a Paper Artsy image onto it. I embossed the little boys hat with black embossing powder so too part of his cloak - to add definition and texture.

Around the edge of the domino I used textured paste to make a 'frame' then added different embossing colours - including gold, silver, distressed blue and clear embossing.

The sides and the back have had several coats of metallic blue paint too.

I drilled a hole through the top for a silver wire 'hanger loop'

The domino is a lot smaller than this photo! He looks lovely under a light.


Julie said...

Lottie your altered domino is fantastic!!

So glad you decided to join in with this weeks Arty Girlz challenge

Julie & Crissi xx

Lottie said...

Thank you

Dawn said...

This is gorgeous - great texture, loved your allotment blog too and the little quails - Awww!!

Heather Robinson said...

Oh wow, layer upon divine layer to create a truly gorgeous piece. I looked at it and immediately wondered how you created it so was so glad you described your technique. Bravo!

Stempelchaotin said...

What a great piece. Love them.

rattytatty@fsmail.net said...

Wow lovely domino love the texture
Just nipped on to tell you that your peice for last weeks This Thursday made it to our favs this week.

RubyMay said...

Thank you so much for letting us know how you made this lovely piece.
Beautifully made little artwork x

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Bev said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!!