Looking around my studio for a quick blog entry I spotted the domino frame I taught at a class a long time ago, and thought you would like to see it. It was super easy to make and it takes no time at all.
With stamps you can have it fit in any room of your house. How neat would they look glued to the frame of a cork board or a chalk board, the ideas are endless.
I just bought one of these wooden frames from Michael’s (the “M” store we call it at my classes, when someone brings it up). They usually have these on sale for around $1.00 or so. They come in different sizes. Just make sure you are stamping your images so that when you stand the frame up the stamped image is not upside down. There is a hole in the back of the frame for the little dowel to stick in so it stands up. It will make sense when you start making one and look at it.
I first rubbed the Stampin’ Pastels on the edges of the dominoes to add a green tint, if you get too much on you just erase it right off.
Then I glued the dominoes on with Aileen’s tacky glue, this glue lets you move them around a bit so you can get them placed right. Then I laid a phone book or something heavy on top while it dried. After it dried I stamped on the dominoes with Jetblack Stazon, then using the blender pen and the Stampin’ Pastels I colored it in.
After it was all done, I sprayed it with Rust-o-leum matte sealer, make sure to add quick light coats of this, and not just one thick coat, or it may run. After it dries, add your picture and you are done.
The picture is my Great Granny and Great Poppa McLeod. I never met my Great Granny, she passed away before I was born, but Great Poppa lived till he was 97.
Then I remembered another thing I did with dominoes. I cut apart the stamp set called “Many Happy Returns” and mounted each greeting and design on the side of the domino, now whenever I just want the greeting, I don’t have to mask or omit, I just stamp, simple and quick. A couple of the greetings are too big to go on the edge, so I just mounted them on the bigger flat side and it works great. Just stack them inside your stamp box, and that’s it!
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