Sunday, March 21, 2010

Playing with Dominoes

This is a copy of the challenge I am hosting on the K2K Kreative Krew Blog this week.

I'm Brook and I am your host for Challenge Number Four.
I know you have seen those cute domino pendants at the craft show and on ebay or etsy. They are so easy for the digital scrapper to make. I want to challenge you this week to try making your own.

There are several ways to do this. I'm going to share with you the easiest way possible.

You need: A domino, a bead, maybe adhesive, mod-podge or spray sealer, and jewelry or plastic glue.

1. Dominoes are 1 x 2". So make a mini layout that is .75 x 1.75". I just print them on normal paper so they lay flatter on my domino. Then cut out.

2. I just use any kind of scrapbooking adhesive on the mini picture and stick to the domino. (You can use the mod-podge to adhere the picture but let it dry before the next step.)

3. Then seal with the spray or mod-podge.

4. Next I place the clear bead on the top with jewelry or plastic glue. I like Beacon 375 but any will do.

If you've seen some other tutorials, they talk about letting the dominoes soak in bleach or using alcohol to take off the finish of the domino. I don't think it is necessary for this project. If you like doing this and want to stamp or use alcohol inks then you will need to remove the coating.

You can also make your domino a little dressier by using a silver bail that you find at the craft store. The dominoes can be horizontal or vertical.

I made 30 of these for a friends party and they were so easy to make. Here is one that I made for me. This took me less than 30 minutes to make.

I used Kris' "Circus in a Box" kit. If you win this challenge, your prize will be "Circus in a Box" so you can use this kit to make some fun pendants of your own. Anyone who participates will get a mini kit containing the eight items that I included on my pendant. If you use one of Kari or Kris' kits, you will get a little extra reward! ;)

Post the links to your pendants here. You have until Friday 26th at 12:00 pm CST. Have fun!

I hope that everyone will try this out and have a bit of fun!