Domino Art

Dec 8, 2011

Each time I use a domino it brings me back to how I acquired them… One day as I was taking Ansley someplace after school when she was around 13 or 14 years old, as we were about to leave the neighborhood I noticed dominoes scattered all over the street. Well, I’m sure you can see where this is going… I immediately stopped the car (thankfully, we live in a quiet neighborhood) and had her jump out to pick up as many as she could out of the road. I just could not stand the thought of these getting ruined by cars driving over them again and again. Well, Ansley was able to pick up all of them and not one car passed down the street. She on the other hand was horrified that I would have her do such a thing because you know… it had nothing to do with her safety it was that one of her friends could have seen her. Anyway, just a funny memory I reflect on each time I use one.

To create your piece of Domino Art, first stamp the lady from my Antiquated Collection ~ Society Lady Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival Ink, then carefully fill in the stamped areas using Alcohol Inks of your choice. I used one of the Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Refillable Pens I filled with Blending Solution and carefully colored in the blank areas of the stamped image.

I gently dabbed the alcohol inks on as too much pressure would make the black stamped image disappear. Most likely should have used Memento Ink since I was using an alcohol based ink to color it in. But I did get this too work beautifully with a gentle touch. So key words today are… very gentle touch or change the ink to Memento.

I have a few drops of my favorite Alcohol Inks dried in a plastic paint palette so all I need to do is dab a bit of the ink onto the pens nib and paint away. I saw this cool trick from this Ranger video. Once I was finished coloring in the stamped areas I accented parts of the image using Diamond Stickles, then set it aside to dry.

It’s nice to see you all “Liking” the Antiquated Collection by Lisa M. Pace Facebook Page. When you “Like” the page you automatically get updated when I post or add a new photo. This makes it easy to stay up to date on all the happenings of my new stamp line, get inspired with inspiration from the Design Team and see what others are creating with their Antiquated Collection stamp sets. Each month, I’ll always have some sort of giveaway or RAK so come help get this snowball of fun rolling.




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  • Aunt Brenda

    Lisa, your “Antiquated Lady” loves spectacular on the ivory domino. You are never without inspiration!

  • Sandi Figura

    I have a ton of dominoes stagnating in my craft toom. This looks like a fun way to use some. Thanks for the inspiration!