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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Day 9: Quoth the Raven Earrings by Barb B

Greetings Bloggers!

Welcome to Day 9 of 31 Days of Halloween!
 I hope everyone is having a spooktacular time feasting greedy eyes on all the DominoART eye candy and finding the Smeared and Smudged Scavenger Hunt pics on all the participating Wicked Blogs!  So just an evil reminder to keep your third eye peeled for the day DominoART hides the Smeared and Smudged Scavenger Hunt pic and you just never know when I'll be hiding a DominoART Treat too!!!

Barb B joins us today to share her menacing Poe inspired altered domino earrings!
Barb is on the Blockheads Design Team with me and I'm so glad that she totally allowed me to twist her arm into doing today's project even though she's never altered a domino before!
Aren't these Quoth the Raven earrings just to die for!!  Fabulous :0)


This is what Barb has to say about her project and you can read her full post on her blog too!

I decided to start (altering dominoes) with earrings.  I made these using plain wooden dominoes.  First I dabbed some Rusty Brown StazOn ink onto the wood.  Then I stamped the ravens onto some thin orange-y colored paper using Jet Black StazOn ink.  I colored in the beak and put just a touch of gold into the eyes with a metallic gold pen.

Next I glued the paper onto the prepared domino.  To give it a more distressed look, I went over the entire surface (except for the ends where the holes are drilled) with Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.

Once the paint dried I attached a bead to some gold wire, then thread the wire through the domino.  I reversed the process and thread it back through the other hole in the domino. I attached another bead to the other end of the wire, and pulled it up snug so that no wire ends were sticking out. I gave the loop end of the wire a single twist, then attached the earring bit.

That's all there was to it!  Apart from drying time for the paint - which I left alone and was dry by the time I came back from dinner - the whole project took me about 20 minutes from start to finish.  And now I have some cool, very inexpensive Halloween earrings to wear!

See you tomorrow for Day 10 of 31 Days of Halloween and don't forget to visit all the blogs in the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween blog hop for the chance to win lots of SAS prizes!!  See Terra's blog if you're late to the freak show!

 Domino Hugs!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

37 comments:

  1. These are very cool earings. Congratulation, your first try is a very good one :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I really had fun playing with a new medium.

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  2. Gorgeous earring! Love the stamp and added texture of the crackle. xxD

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    1. Thanks so much! I've been on a crackle texture craze lately. :-)

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  3. These are fantastic! I would totally wear them...all year long, of course! The crackling is great too.

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    1. Thanks, Alison! Yeah, I foresee a whole bunch of earrings like this in my very near future. :-)

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  4. What lovely earrings anyone would be
    pleased to wear them. Great

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  5. Leigh, ouch, my arm! hahahaa

    The only lasting damage is that I now have a new addiction. I may need to add a fridge and coffee maker to my studio!

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  6. Leigh, I love the earrings..wonderful..you are addicting me to domino art.hehe
    hugs,
    susan s.

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  7. Fabulous project. WHat a wonderful gift this would make for any occassion. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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    1. Thanks! I know... I solved a few Christmas gifts once I figured these out.

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  8. Gorgeous and so glad they are wood - light enough to actually wear!

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    1. Yeah, they're very light. I can't stand anything heavy dangling from my ears. I wouldn't make 'em if I couldn't wear 'em myself. Thanks!

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  9. Wow...love these earrings! would so totally wear them!

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    1. Thanks! They're dangling from my earlobes as I type this.

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  10. Oh, this is awesome! Fab creation.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  11. These are so cool!

    Do you get dominoes with the holes already in them or do you have to drill all of them yourself?

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    1. I got them pre-drilled. I can't imagine what kinds of disaster would come from me trying to drill holes in those things!

      Thanks!

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  12. Your earrings are cawling to me!!! (Get it raven "caw caw!") lol I do really like them though..The Raven is one of my favorites. Phila. has a statue.

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    1. Hahahaha... I get it, I get it! I love all things E.A. Poe! And I've seen the statue in Philadelphia (used to live in Maryland).

      Thanks!

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  13. You are so talented! I love these earrings!

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  14. Amazing and sooo clever :-) x

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  15. Loving the earings...... perfect for a night out Trick or Treating! Well done on your first ever domino project, you are no doubt hooked... look forward to seeing you join in with other DArt challenges. Thanks for taking part ;-)

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  16. Wow love the earings and well done for your first try, are you now hooked!

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  17. Wowzers, I just love Barb's earrings! So cool!
    Peace,
    Kristy

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Domino Hugs!
Leigh S~B
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

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