Monday, January 28, 2013

Faux Dominoes

The second technique for Book Number 9 is Faux Dominoes.   I have used both the large and smaller sized real dominoes on atc's before but I've found they are harder to get hold of these days so I wanted to do a similar look but with products that are easily available.   So these are made from plain white cardstock, stamps, some form of colouring (distress ink pads, distress stains, distress markers... seeing a theme here???), then covered with clear embossing powder for a beautiful glossy finish.  Raising the pieces on foam tape also adds to the illusion of depth, which is why the backgrounds are not as clear as the raised areas.  As you can see I've used different backgrounds from my various techniques that I've taught over the years and they are mostly covered up but I still like to use handmade backgrounds over a purchased piece of scrapbook paper, unless of course you do something to said scrapbook paper....stamp, ink, emboss, paint etc.

"Certified Freak"... (painted canvas background)

 "Eternal Oblivion"... (corrugated card background)

"Art"... (credit card technique background)

"waiting"... (painted canvas background)

This one below is actually a 4" x 6" card rather than an atc so the domino pieces are made larger.  I occasionally make a card to show my students that you can incorporate the techniques they learn in my classes into cards, not just make atc's with them.  As you can see, this is a perfect example of a particular technique that lends itself wonderfully to a card.  

More samples to follow after my classes.


Samantha Marshall said...

They look amazing Kelsey!

Anonymous said...

Love this, can't wait!

Seth said...

These are wonderful. They really make me smile!

Hardwick Creations said...

What a great way of using dominos Kelsey...I'm running off to give it a go! ;D

Gaby Bee Germany said...

Your 'Faux Domino' pieces look fantastic, Kelsey!

Have a wonderful week!