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.
Tuesday, 29 July 2008
This is a wooden domino - altered for a forum swap
This one is supposed to look like peeled and cracked paint - a long lost Japanese 'treasure'
It has had several layers of paint which has been distressed with sand paper.
The image is stamped on and I went bonkers with the texture paste, all different colours and textures of embossing powders - including matt and distressed as well as well as gold and silver - and I have to say I am pleased with the result.
I even drilled to hole at the top - to put through wire to hang it up!