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Friday, June 8, 2012

'Melia Amulet' Bendomino Necklace Published in Altered Arts Magazine...a 3rd Coast Creative Coterie project!

Happy Friday Everyone!


I'm very pleased to finally be able to share my altered bendomino necklace that was published in Altered Arts Winter 2011-12 issue with you all and also share the news that I'm on Third Coast Rubber Stamps Creative Coterie again this year, woohoo ;0)

Before I get on with my tutorial I just want to quickly remind you all that I've got a DominoART design team call going on at the moment!  I've got 2 wonderful DominoARTists signed up already and will be announcing them very soon so stay tuned for that!  All the DT info is here if you're interested in becoming a DominoARTist too!

Stamps used are available from Third Coast Rubber Stamps
VB-011-K Melia Mermaid
VB-013-G Seashorse

Secure 3 Bendomino game tiles together with painters tape to make sure they don't move around while stamping.  Stamp both images with Coat Black Ancient Page dye ink and heat set the ink with a heat tool.


Use my signature "Sharpie Domino Queen" technique to colour the entire piece.  I used a combination of Almond and Coconut on the Mermaid's skin with Plum and Sky Blue Sharpies on her face.  Her hair is a mixture of Brown, Marigold and Dandelion and her tail and clothing is a blend of Plum and Sky Blue.  Colour the Seahorse with a combination of Spruce Green, Sky Blue and Dandelion yellow.

 Now for the watery background...draw in the swirls with Blueberry then blend and shade with the Sharpie called Surf...how fitting is that ;0)


Add blue and green metallic details to both images with EK Success Metallic Writers.  You can see the metallic shine better in the pic on the right.  The metallic ink needs a little help to dry on the slick surface so speed up the process with a heat/embossing tool.  Hold the tool further away than you're used to for melting embossing powders to avoid blowing the ink around.  Once the inks are dry adhere the Bendominoes together with G-S Hypo Cement or you can use E6000 adhesive.  Seal the pendant with Krylon Artist's Workable Fixative and then a coat of DecoArt's Triple Thick glaze.  Add dimensional 'water droplets' to the water background with Judkins Diamond Glaze.


Adhere two silver leaf charms to the back of the pendant with G-S Hypo Cement to form the bails and attach silver chain with jump rings and complete the necklace with a lobster claw clasp.

I hope you enjoyed checking out my tutorial and I'd love to hear what you think of my Amulet...did you see it in the Altered Arts magazine when it was released?

Also check out a few of my projects here if you'd like more info on my "Sharpie Domino Queen" Technique too :0)

I've entered my amulet in the following challenges
Joyful Stamper Inspire Me Fridays #62 - Anything Goes
Stamping With Dragon - All About Water
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #220 - Water Water Everywhere (altered art now allowed)
Moving Along with the Times - Anything But a Card

Domino Hugs!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

10 comments:

  1. Wow, a great piece of art! Love it.

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  2. Fantastic piece and really good to have someone with altered art joining in with us. Thanks for playing along with us at CCt.x

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  3. What a wonderful piece of Art work. I love the beautiful colours you have used.
    Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT
    Mau XX

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  4. What an amazing project, really wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

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  5. WOW this is stunning, what a great project, I adore it. Thanks for joining in our anything but a card challenge this week on MAWTT, Love Hazelxox

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  6. Oh Leigh, you just never cease to amaze me with your talent! This is gorgeous! :)

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  7. Wow what can I say, I'm still quite new to domino art, but love it... I'm now a very happy follower, and added your badge to my blog.....

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  8. Holly SH^! Love this one too, dang I gotta go, cuz I could be here all day drooling!! I need to finish the hop LOL! but Im going to bookmark your blog and stalk you often LOL!
    Peace,
    Kristy

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  9. PS.
    I just found your follow button, so I am now following you by both email and the picture thingy!
    Peace,
    Kristy

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Thank you so much for stopping by DominoART and leaving your kind comments! I truly appreciate hearing from you and don't hesitate to ask if you've got any questions too ;0)
Domino Hugs!
Leigh S~B
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

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