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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

March Tutorial

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             March's challenge can be found HERE
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Hello Everyone...it's Sandie here aka Rhedd....and its my turn to share a tutorial with you all.
I hope you will be inspired by it.....

                                           Altered Dominoes
Some time ago I bought a set of crystalline dominoes...I just love the cold feel of them and they are as near as possible to original dominoes which were made of ivory. I have used the black plastic type ones, which are smaller and also mdf ones, which again are smaller than the original dominoes, none of which worked out that well for me to be honest.
              For the purpose of this tutorial I have altered 3 Dominoes.


I got my grandson to drill some holes in a few dominoes, you really need a strong hand and a vice, which I haven't got. I removed the spinner from the black line.


            Using a selection of Alcohol Inks I coloured the dominoes.
 The pinky coloured one, I lightened with blending fluid at it was too dark for the stamp I wanted to use.
 I selected the bales and screw eyes for the chain and other embellishments for decorating.


Using waterproof ink I stamped the images I wanted on two of dominoes, taking care not to press too hard as the stamp will slide and blur the image...note.... the image on the light domino looks blurred, that is the style of image on the stamp and not caused by me pressing to hard.


Using mod podge I adhered an image to one of the dominoes, once dry I went over the whole image to seal it.


                           Here I have added some glitter, gems and keys.


                             I coloured the edges with black marker pen.


   I coated all the domino fronts with glossy accents (take care not to fill in the holes) and left these overnight to completely dry.


Once these were dry I embellished them.
You will need to add some strong glue to any eyes that you screw in to the domino, leave it to dry, it needs to be secure as it takes the weight of the hanging embellishments.


I used E600 glue for the screw eyes and the bales...make sure you have good ventilation while using that glue.


I am really pleased with how these looked...you can embellish with as much or as little as you wish.





Many Thanks for dropping by...would love to hear your comments...x





Tuesday, 1 March 2016

March Challenge

Hello Everyone...it's Sandie aka,Rhedd here posting the March Challenge for you....and I will also be posting the mid month tutorial for you on 15th March.
Boy, did we have some scrummy entries throughout February, as it was Sammy's posting, she gets to chose the Winner & Runner Up...
It's never easy picking one entry each month,which is why I changed it for this year and included a runner up, it's nice too for us to be able to share you artwork.
So back to Sammy, who said she had a difficult time  choosing, but settled on......
                                                      Winner
                                               No 44  Autumn  


                                                     Runner Up
                                                     No  41  Lys      


Congratulations ladies, fabulous projects...Please take your badges from our sidebar and link them to your blog,  we hope you will continue with our challenges.

On to our Design Team Projects this month...as always I am so proud to have them on my team...just take a look at what they have created for you this month...Remember to drop by their blogs and leave them some love too...just click on their name and you will be taken straight to their blog.

                                           Sandie
One of three Altered Dominoes...do pop back on the 15th March to my tutorial and the other 2 Altered Dominoes.




Sometimes I need a mindless diversion. Altering Bracelets with wire & beads is a pick up, put down make.
The stacked one is 3...can you guess?
No!...well you'll have to visit my blog.




A scrap of wood, from my daddy, with love...More on my blog...




Altered Vintage Box, using beautiful vintage style napkins.




From this little thrift store find.....



to this......



Here is another packaging box that didn't see the trash can, but happened to get a second lease of life. A little Bag, that it is not...was made for a friend who has a new job.
Any guesses on what it is....hope on over to my blog to know more.




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Mixed media canvas


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