Vintage Domino Charms Mixed Media
Hey guys. Today we have Lynne Morgado, of Mockingbird and Main, as our featured Mixed Media Design Team creator. She shares her gorgeous Vintage Domino Charms with you! Each week we highlight another Mixed Media project created by one of the fantastic Designers on our team. Each designer was given the task of using images from our Premium Membership Site to provide inspiration for your own projects. There is a blog post each week showing the photos of their finished artwork. We have a Show and Tell Video of the projects as well. Please scroll down to the end of this post to see her video. Be prepared to be inspired! I will now allow Lynne to tell you all about her art in her own words…
Pendants from Old Dominoes
Hello everyone. I am back this month with a show and tell of my vintage domino charms. I love to find ways to repurpose vintage items and have for many years been collecting vintage dominoes and creating domino charms with them. On The Graphics Fairy Premium Membership site there are several gorgeous domino collage sheets to choose from. The images are already sized to a standard domino. If like me you have collected smaller or larger dominoes, and you can easily resize the image when printing.
While I usually work with resin for a durable finish when creating domino jewelry pieces, I also have used various decoupage and paper sealer mediums. Some of these may be easier for you to work with, especially if you are doing this fun project with children. You can adhere and seal your images with: Mod Podge, Collage Pauge, Glossy Accents, Diamond Glaze, or any artist medium for sealing paper/art that you prefer.
For a more durable finish without using resin I have used Glossy Accents and Diamond Glaze. For a vintage look I like to use a matte medium paper sealer. If you are in any way hesitant to try resin without instruction you can review my resin domino charm tutorial, which is available on The Graphics Fairy Premium Membership Site.
Working With Resin
When working with resin and some of the other decoupage paper sealers you can add additional embellishments to your images: glitter, micro beads, rhinestones and even small charms.
If you cannot find or do not like the look of the vintage wooden dominoes, this easy craft project can also be created using newer plastic or wooden dominoes as your canvas. Experiment. In an effort to reuse leftover supplies I have been saving wood scraps to create my own faux dominoes too.
While creating with the dominoes and seeing the variety of domino images available from the Premium site, I decided to try my hand at mini journals using my dominoes as book covers, and I fell in love! What a fun and versatile project to really let your creativity flow in a miniature journal format; you can read about them in my last post HERE on the Blog. A domino journal tutorial is coming soon to the membership site.
Kelly from Book and Paper Arts, another of the talented artists on this Mixed Media & Collage Design Team, creates amazing altered Altoid tin shrines and shadow boxes that you can view on The Graphics Fairy Blog. We also chatted briefly about using dominoes in those tins, which I thought was a fabulous idea. Think of the lowly domino as a tiny but mighty blank canvas to create art on!
Images Used to Make Charms
For the Vintage Domino Charms and journals, I have used domino Collage Sheets and regular Collage Sheets from the following Premium Site bundles:
Vintage Domino Charms Show and Tell Video
Thank you for taking the time to read about my April Design Team Project. Take care and happy creating.
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