Monday, March 12, 2012

CC Domino Book

I have joined in on making an Altered Domino Book as part of a swap over on UK Stampers.  The swap had an open theme so I chose my theme along the lines of the pottery art of Clarice Cliff.  All stamps used are from a set I have had for ages from Tanda.

The two ivory coloured dominoes I used had metal spinners on the spots side which I first removed with a pair if pliers followed by a stiff sandpapering of the plain back and sides to offer a key for the surface treatments.

I carefully stamped part of a tree design in Archival black ink on both of the donimoes and dried this thoroughly with the heat gun.  I then carefully coloured the design with Alcohol ink markers taking care not to damage the outline.  Once thoroughly dry I quickly applied Versamark ink and then heat embossed with clear UTEE.  As can be seen from the pics this sort of caused a mottled but not unpleasant appearance to the images, in fact I thought it looked like a pottery glaze.

Once cool I applied a metal ribbon loop with Glossy accents to the front domino and allowed to dry. All outside edges of the dominoes were carefully painted with two coats of Viva Decor Metallic emerald paint.

The concertina insides were made from light green card measured and folded as shown.  The decoration was done before sticking to the inside of the two 'domino' covers.

Again I used more stamps from the set which were coloured with more AI brushes, more embellishmnet was added with Pitt gold pen and some self adhesive letters, coloured blue to spell 'Clarice Cliff'.

The opposite side was painted with lichen green Acrylic paint and stamped with a leaf/vine stamp in Archival black ink.

Both dominoes were stuck to the concertina with Glossy Accents and a short piece of chevron grosgrain ribbon in similar colours was threaded through the metal ribbon loop so as not to hide the design.  This was tied in a bow at the side as a closure for the book.

Finally I made a matching tag from two pieces of diecut card with more stamping and colouring.  An eyelet was added with the crop-a-dile and some more of the ribbon attached with gold staples.

Sid xx

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  1. nice one Sid. like your matching ribbon and a gorgeous tag.

  2. This is such an elegant take on Clarice Cliff, beautiful and elegant.

  3. Love this Sid. Your take on Clarice Cliff is perfect. Mrs A.

  4. Really like this work, Sid. Splendid idea and very well executed.

  5. such a lovely styled book - super work.

  6. Great domino book, very elegant looking!

  7. That's a lovely little book.. I like those stamps.

  8. Wonderful little book Sid, just love it :o)

  9. Great domino book....very CC ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  10. I love your domino book Sid, it's fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

  11. Sid- This little book is wonderful-such a clever design and beautifully colored!

  12. Sid, this is lovely! And what a great theme. Well done, you!

  13. This is lovely. I have always liked the designs and they look great on the book.


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