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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

It's DMT Time! Featuring FIREWORKS Ink Sprays!

Hey Dominoians!  It's time for my first demo using this month's featured DominoART Monthly Technique (DMT) I'm calling D'ART FIREWORKS Backgrounds!
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We are going to play with a new product called FIREWORKS by Tsukineko!  Fireworks are an iridescent ink that come in spritzer bottles and the 24 available colours match the 24 Memento ink pads!  Fireworks work on regular and glossy cardstock as well as many other surfaces, are easy to use and quick drying on most paper surfaces. They are permanent when dry, water based, acid free and non-toxic.  The mica powder won't rub off so the artwork will retain shimmer and color.
Best of all I have discovered they work on dominoes too!  Yippie!!!

Check out the full range of colours at Blockheads Paper Arts and at $3.99 a bottle you can get a couple of colours to play with!

So this month's DMT Technique is called D'ART FIREWORKS Backgrounds!

You've got all month to play and experiment with the Fireworks Sprays. Then near the end of the month I will take sign-ups for the DMT Mingle so you can exchange one Fireworks altered domino with your assigned Mingle Partner. You can totally sign-up now if you want to too!

If you want to experiment with this technique but don't want to join the Mingle that is totally okay, you can still play along with us and share photos and info about your experiments.

Mingles are 1 for 1 swaps where you mail one creation directly to your Mingle Partner and receive one back from a different member. You will know who your Mingle Partner is when I announce the final players list at the end of the month.

I will be uploading the Photos of the technique into the DMT Photo Album with instructions on the DominoART group as well as posting the info here.

I will also host a mini DMT demo discussion in the DominoART Chat Room so stay tuned for the date and time announcement!

Email me or post on DominoART or leave a comment here on our new blog if you have any questions or want to join the DMT: D'ART FIREWORKS Backgrounds Mingle!

Now for my first D'ART Fireworks Background Technique demo!
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 I made the above card to feature my first FIREWORKS altered domino technique.  The stamps I used are available from Blockheads Paper Arts and the set is called Seascape-Fishes.  I used Danube Blue and Grape Jelly Fireworks on this project.  You can see my tutorial on how to make the card on my blog at Leigh S-B Designs!

Create a watery background by randomly spritzing white cardstock.

Spritz a standard white domino at the same time.  I used a new shiny domino - so no surface preparation is needed for this technique!  I was going for a watery droplet effect on the domino so only gently spritzed it with the Fireworks.

Heat set the inks on the domino.  The photos do not do these inks justice at all.  The Grape Jelly doesn't show up so well either but trust me, the Grape Jelly is very purple and the two inks are super shimmery and totally divine!  I included the first photo showing the Fireworks bottles coz you can really see the shimmer nicely in that photo.


To complete my altered domino I stamped the Fish image onto the Fireworks background with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and heat set.  Run the fish through a Xyron to add permanent adhesive and then apply a coat of Judikins Diamond Glaze just to the fish for a dimensional finish.  Once dry cut out the fish with a pair of detail scissors.  The glaze really helps the cutting go a lot easier too.

Edge and colour the sides of the domino with a metallic silver paint pen.  You can use Krylon or DecoColor Paint pens and get the same results.  I prefer DecoColor personally but many Dominoians use the Krylon pens too.  Peel off the Xyron adhesive backing on the fish and adhere it to the domino.  Smear a small amount of Judikins Diamond Glaze on the sides of the domino and press the portions of the fish fins that hang over the edges down onto the sides of the domino to adhere them.  Once secure coat the entire domino in a layer of Judikins Diamond Glaze.  The glaze will re-activate the Fireworks inks because both are water-based but that's okay coz I wanted the blurry water-colour effect to stand out against the Fireworks background on the cardstock.  The inks still retained their wonderful shimmer!  Embellish the domino with a self-adhesive pearl.

I added Angelina Fibers to my finished domino.  Fuse a mixture of 3 colours together and adhere them to the back of the domino with Crafter's Pick The Ultimate glue.  Check out the Angelina Fibers Techniques page on Blockheads Paper Arts for more information on the fibers!

So that concludes DMT:  D'ART FIREWORKS Background Techniques Demo #1.  I have two more FIREWORKS demos to come so stay tuned!

Domino Hugs!
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  1. Great new site, Leigh!! Love this project. I am so amazed at how you can make a plain domino look so spectacular!!

  2. So happy to see this new page... I miss being part of the Yahoo group but job pressures are too time consuming to participate now! I'll lurk around and enjoy all the eye candy!
    Sandy Franklin


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Leigh S~B

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