Friday, October 16, 2009

Time for some Dominoes!

Dominoes are the focus of my next atc technique class.....and focus is the correct terminology for using dominoes on a small area like an atc. It's generally the first thing that hits you when you look at them in real life as they are so dimensional you can't help but be drawn to it, touch it and hopefully, it will marry itself nicely to what your particular story is in the atc. I'm always saying that the girls in my classes, let your atc's tell a story....it doesn't really matter if you are the only one that understands it, still tell it.


So here's my first domino atc, and it's my favourite one. A sheer heaven transfer (thanks Svetlana for the image!) with the beautiful bamboo stamp silver-embossed over the top and the same silver embossing on the domino.


"Delicate"...



This next one is a background made by spraying a perfect pearl/distress re-inker/water mix over canvas paper and then stamping with white embossing powder. I used my old stand-by, the Hero Arts Vintage Map (discontinued). Also had to include the black texture paste around the edge for a finishing touch!


"Escape"...



This is a close-up of a larger domino that I glued a picture onto, then wrapped with gold thread, then coated with Glossy Accents. A little machine stitching with the same gold thread holds the book paper onto card stock sprayed with the perfect pearls/distress re-inker/water mix again - different colours from before obviously!


"Radiate Life"...


Here's the full size atc...


Next is a simple little atc using glossy card stock coloured with alcohol inks, as well as the same colours of the alcohol inks on the domino that has been stamped with a flourish stamp and a key added with silver thread. The domino comes out a slightly different colour from the background, even though I've used the same colours because the gloss card base is white and the domino is cream.

"Dwelling"...

Finally, black on white with a touch of blue....created with Black Stazon on white gloss card and Twinkling H2O Mystic Blue for the eye-colour. The domino is coloured with some blue sharpie & blending solution with a touch of gold metallic mixative thrown in for good measure....and a stamp.
"Serene"...


More to come later...

8 comments:

Jenxo said...

you make the most unreal Atc's :)

love how you incorporated the dominoes

jenxo

Svetlana said...

Great ATC's Kelsey. Can't wait for Tuesday to come.

Samantha Marshall said...

I love these domino ATCs.

Queen Of Toys said...

Kelsey,

You certainley know how to re-vamp the domino and in such a brilliant way too. As always totally stunning work.

chrisw said...

Omg Kelsey,i love your radiant life atc,will you come load this on my sitewith the link to your blog,the girls would love to see it!

chrisw said...

thanks Kelsey,you are wonderful!

Jen Crossley said...

Just Love the dominos kesley stunning

Linda Cain said...

I LOVE all of these Kelsey!
Linda