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Friday, February 22, 2013

Romancing the DominoART Day 5: Heated Pearls Domino Love Necklace by Leigh S-B!

Welcome to Day 5 of
Romancing the DominoART!

Today I'm sharing a domino pendant I made using the Heated Pearls technique and I'm dedicating this project in the loving memory of my Daddy whom I miss so very much!

I just want to remind everyone that my Design Team call is still open!  DominoART challenges launch March 1st and I'm looking for stampers who are eager to create altered game art and have it featured here on DominoART!  Check out the DT page for more info!

Heated Pearls is a fun paper arts technique that translates easily to dominoes!  This is the perfect technique to try on your stash of dominoes that got messed up in some way or other!  I recycled a white domino and started off by colouring the sides with a black oil based Sharpie paint pen.  Now for the fun part...apply a generous amount of white craft glue to the surface of the domino with a toothpick or your finger and spread it around making sure to cover up anything you want to hide.

Sprinkle Perfect Pearls or Pearl Ex powder randomly onto the glue.  You can have fun experimenting with different colour combinations and the amount of glue and powder you use.  For my domino I used Perfect Pearls Perfect Pearl (white), Perfect Copper and Due Red-Blue Pearl Ex with a generous dollop of glue.  Mix the powder into the glue with a brush or your finger and apply a lot of heat to the glue mix with a heat gun.  As the glue heats up it will bubble and ooze and you can stop applying the heat once all the powder has melted into the glue and you're happy with the result.  Let everything cool down for a few minutes coz the domino and the glue do get quite hot then you can dab the surface and squish the glue down in places if you need to and then put aside to allow it to completely cool and harden.  The result is this wonderful crumpled up looking surface that's so textural and pretty.  I think I shall call this domino technique 'Textured Pearls'.

I embellished my domino with some Making Memories metal alphabet charms and a stamped Smeared Ink Winged Heart from their Smeared Ink Rubber Club which I coloured with Copics, fussy cut out and coated with Judikins Diamond Glaze.  Everything was adhered to the domino with the Diamond Glaze too.  I adhered a pin-bail combo to the back of the domino with E6000 glue and hung the pendant on a silver ball chain.

This project will be up on the Smudgy Antics blog as their guest designer on Monday Feb 25 for their new challenge!  Pop over and join the fun ;0)

Have a great weekend everyone and see you back here on Sunday for another Romancing the DominoART project!

Domino Hugs!


  1. wow Leigh this is super cool! I never heard of that technique before...but can't wait to try it. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Beautiful, I just love to hear about all the
    different techniques and products you use.

  3. Wonderful domino Leigh, I love doing this technique!

    Pat I will show you how to do it if you like!

  4. Love this dom. Color turned out fab. Looks like fun and I need to try this technique.


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Leigh S~B

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