And without further adieu, the lovely “Winter” themed dominoes of 2011!
Suzanne Glazier Because I didn’t want to cut the arms off of my gingerbread man I stamped him onto tissue paper and colored it with colored pencils. Holly and berries were also stamped and colored to fill in white spaces.
I used Diamond Glaze to attach the tissue to the drilled domino and give it a glossy finish. Sure Tac glue was used as “frosting” for the waves and ultra fine white opaque micro beads were sprinkled on.Red Stickles (glitter glue) added sparkle to his cheeks and I dipped the bottom edge into a snow medium that was the consistency of marshmallow cream. (Fun! Ü)
Copper wire was poked through the tissue and into the pre dilled holes of the domino. The ends were wrapped several times and the middle was twirled around a pencil to make it curly.
Annette Lanker chose images from our collage sheets. She beaded the top with clear ultra fine micro beads and the sides with a mixture of red, green and gold opaque micro beads.
Debbie Shults sends “Cool Winter Wishes” from Barbie! Her dom is covered with clear micro beads and the sides have white opaque micro beads and glitter added over 1/4” O’So Sticky Tape.
I can’t tell for sure if Kathi Hall’s domino is embossed or if it might be a napkin applied with Modge Podge. Either way the effect is pretty and bright! Kathi edged her design with 1/4” O’So Sticky Tape and masked off a strip in the middle with a rickrack pattern in red and white opaque micro beads.
Kathy Bledsoe’s little skater is all bundled up complete with a red micro bead stripe on her sweater. Kathy’s unique hanging attachment gives the illusion that her domino is drilled through from top to bottom, but it’s not! So clever! I will show how each dom is hung in my next post, there are so many good ideas!
Laura Davis’s adorable snowman is a domino all dressed up for winter. His hat is made of felt, face is made from tiny seed beads and his scarf is a piece of gingham ribbon wrapped around his neck and secured to the front with glue. He’s hanging out in a micro bead snow bank edged with glitter glue.
Melissa Ragsdill’s little angel is made from two dominoes, one standard and one mini layered on white flower petals. The head is a painted wooden button and the wings are tipped with SureTac glue and mini micro beads.
Michelle McCarthy’s design sports a cool penguin. The face of the domino is colored with markers then embellished with puffy snow and glittery accents. For the sides, Michelle wrapped the edges with O’So Sticky Tape then tied silver ribbon around it. The rest of the exposed O’So was dipped into silver and blue opaque micro beads.
Pam Campbell made two different designs for her doms. This snowman is sitting in a sparkly bank of micro beads catching snowflakes. Clear seed beads and a snowflake charm complete the dangles on the bottom.
Sandy Belair’s ornaments have many layers that create a fully textured and dimensional effect. The doms were inked in a lettuce green color then covered with O’So Sticky Tape. Red crocheted ribbon was laid onto the O’So and clear micro beads filled in around it. Gems, cording, red opaque micro beads and puffy stickers complete the festive design.
Sherry Schauble created a snowman complete with his own die cut and glittered snowflake. His Santa hat and scarf are lined with white opaque micro beads and the sides are finished with 1/8” O’So Sticky Tape and blue translucent micro beads.
Thanks to all of you, for making our last swap of the year an excellent one!