Wednesday, April 29, 2015
My First Domino Book!
I've been dying to try a domino book for ages and this month's new Gecko Galz Pretty Peacocks Dominoes and Squares finally got me rolling. I basically followed a tut by Laura Carson to make an accordion fold version. Here's the front with an added crown that I bejeweled and some fab metal roses.
Inside I found that printing the images on copy paper, instead of card stock kept the folded pages less bulky. I also did score at a full 1" instead of the 7/8" Laura suggested for the images to fit better and it still didn't stick out too far beyond the dominoes.
I used more of the glorious peacocks on the back, as well. I painted the dominoes with metallic gold acrylic paint and added stickers to the edges that I colored with a permanent Bic marker. I also colored pearls with a marker to add to the bottom as feet.
Finally, here's the back side. I did print these two images on card stock, rather than the thinner paper to add to the front and back as it was easier to glue without wrinkling. I added some gems to the feather and trimmed the images, both front and back, with more stickers. The ribbons to close the book were attached to the domino backs before gluing the pages in place. There are tons of Jewel It collage sheets in every theme imaginable, available at Gecko Galz and sized perfectly for these tiny books, as well as for jewelry, etc. The images can also be enlarged for cards, too. I've always been fascinated with tiny things and this was so much fun, I can't wait to do another.
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