Sunday, July 29, 2007

Domino atc's

I taught Domino atc's yesterday at Scraptivate, basically the various ways of colouring them and incorporating them as an element on atc's. Of course, I only touched the surface of what you can do and I'm sure as the girls in the class will continue to play with these at home they will come up with their own ideas. Personally, I think that's the best thing about coming to a class, it's a jump-off point for you to create your own little "aha!!!" moments.

I showed the girls how to use that much under-rated pen, the humble sharpie, for colouring the domino, then use some of the Ranger blending solution (that's normally used with the alcohol inks) on the little felt pad and also a touch of colour from one of the Krylon Metal Leafing pens. You are virtually doing the same thing as you do with the alcohol inks except instead of adding the drops of colour to the felt pad along with the blending solution, you merely scribble on the surface of the domino with the sharpie, then use the blending solution (& Krylon if you wish - optional), to blend the colour. Like the alcohol inks, the more blending you do, the lighter the colour becomes.....perfect for stamping on then!

Alcohol inks are also perfect to use on dominoes for adding colour and images can be stuck down with a little DM (dimensional magic) then coated with the DM for protection and gloss. Wire or metallic threads can be wrapped around them. As I said, I just touched the surface of what can be done with dominoes.


Here is the raffle atc......





As you can see from the close-up above, I coloured the domino in an aqua colour sharpie, stamped with Stazon black (another of Michelle Ward's gpp stamps), then wrapped silver metallic thread around the domino, attached it to the atc with double sided tape, then a coat of Dimensional Magic was applied to give it a shiny finish. I don't always use DM, sometimes I use a coat of Pledge One Go (yes....floor polish), this is the Australian equivalent of what is used in the States called Future Floor Finish. Great little product, it adds a shiny finish to your work without the really high layer of the dimensional magic....sort of like the "magic" without the "dimensional" bit....hehehe....okay, so it's early Sunday morning.....what did you expect....Robin Williams????? By the way, the image was added to the book page using a transparency transfer and matte Golden gel medium....love that stuff!



Remember I said we had issues with Netta and the raffle atc? By issues I mean the person sitting NEXT to Netta has won each week for several weeks. Well yesterday made the 4th week in a row where it happened again.....absolutely unbelievable!!!! I was prepared this time though, I made an atc to give to Netta just in case it happened again....not expecting it would though! Here's Netta's atc ....

Going into the studio now to do some work on the 2 canvases I should've already finished by now.....promise Barb.....you'll have it soon!

9 comments:

Julie H said...

These are great Kelsey - I would come to class just for the raffle, oh and I would sit next to Netta (left or right?)!

Thanks for the sharpie idea - so much to try and so little time ..

the colourguru said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the domino........I am going to have a go at that, I have a 3D piece I am doing at the moment that I need a few extra elements for. xK

Natalie B said...

Love the ATC's Kelsey!! Love the colours on the first one... yumm!

Jen Crossley said...

Love your Domino's Kelsey !! The colours are beautiful,you always inspire me with your creative ideas
Jen

Judy said...

I adore your atc's and love what you did with the dominoe's. How crazy about netta - maybe she should buy some lottery tickets too. Thanks for explaining your techniques again.

sharon (glitterangel) said...

Wow I love that domino ATC, great work and I love the stamps and colours you've chosen.

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belinda said...

just gorgeous and i sooo love the blue one!! still haven't used my graven stamps. thanks for the inspiration...

Dot said...

Mmm....how did I miss these Domino ATC's? Gorgeous work as per usual Kelsey. And yor use of color is inspirational. Would love to attend one of your classes one day!