Monday, 6 August 2018

Be the First Domino! Having to Think Outside the Box.

Altered dominoes was the first prompt in July for the 'Puzzled' theme over on Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More.  This caused me to have to think outside the box: firstly, I don't have any dominoes that I could alter and secondly, how to incorporate them on a journal page.  It was the last of the five puzzled prompts that I completed for that reason, although I left a blank page in my journal ready.  In the end I found a way round both problems when I came across a quote that I really liked.
I created 12 dominoes out of mixed media card by cutting it into 2" x 1" sections and used a corner rounder punch from Woodware to shape the corners of each piece.  Each 'domino' was coloured with a different Distress ink to fit the primary, secondary and tertiary colours on a colour wheel.
Using similar colours of Archival ink, I added detail to each domino using three of the new Collector's Edition stamps from IndigoBlu: No. 17 (Pencils), No. 18 (Brushes) and No. 20 (Paint Tubes).
Finally I added a heat embossed word to each one, stamping Art (Word Chain set 1 by Claritystamp) in Versamark ink and heat embossing in silver EP and Beauty (set 12) in gold EP.  The first domino was deliberately different from the rest as it is meant to be the one which sets off the chain reaction in the others.
For the background I cut a piece of mixed media card to 18.5cm x 19.5cm.  Tea Dye and Old Paper Distress Oxides were added to a craft sheet, spritzed with water and the card first dragged through them then dabbed onto them drying in between.
This was repeated with Tea Dye on its own.
Old Paper on its own.
Followed by the introduction of Ground Espresso.
Using the Tim Holtz stamp platform and Acorn Archival ink, various Word Chain words by Claritystamp were repeat stamped over the entire background.
The dominoes were then added in the form of a colour wheel.
The quote, 'Be the first domino!' was printed using my Dymo Letratag, added to the centre of the colour wheel and outlined using a fine, black Posca pen.
I decided to outline all the dominoes in the same pen to make them stand out, thus completing the page.
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