Thursday, November 17, 2011

Domino Magnets Tutorial

Supply list:
  • White Plastic Dominoes
  • Stazon Solvent Ink black
  • Your favorite stamp to color
  • Colored Pencils (I prefer prismacolor)
  • Blender Stump
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Sand the back of a domino until the shine is gone.  The finish should be dull and there should be sanding pattern. I go across the domino in one direction, then the other, then finish with small circles.

Ink up your favorite stamp with Stazon ink and stamp onto the sanded surface. I used the angel from Stampin' Up's Holy Triptych set. This set was in the Holiday Mini in 2007 but has gotten a lot of use here since then.

Epic fail. Lesson learned.
When stamping on dominoes be sure to press straight down and pull up gently, it's very easy to slip and have to start over Stazon cleaner is the only cleaner that works. Let the ink dry completely before going to the next step. I tried using red stazon and it ran badly after I put the dimensional magic on it.

Color the image with light pressure and without filling in the entire space. Using the blending stump move the color around to fill in the space. Go over areas that you want darker and repeat the blending stump process. You can use Copic markers but they will smear the Stazon so I don't recommend it.

You can add the Mod Podge Dimensional Magic as soon as you're done with your coloring. Place a thin line around the edge of the domino and slowy fill in the center with the Dimensional Magic. I keep a pin handy to poke in the tip of the Dimensional Magic bottle as it gets clogs. This pin is also handy for poking any bubbles that form. Bubbles would be bad.

The bottle suggests a 3 hour drying time. I don't move them for at least an hour then I place them up and out of the way and wait a day to be sure they are really done.

I used the silhouette matchbox shape and a label for the gift box. I was able to get 2 boxes, 7 labels and 2 belly bands from every 8.5 x 11 sheet. I filled the boxes with shredded bills, flyers and ads to give the magnet a little bed to lay on.

I used sticky strips in the boxes and on the belly band because I didn't think other adhesives would be strong enough. I could have used glue and clamps gut sticky strip was so much easier.

The sentiment is from the Star-Studded Season set also from the 2007 Stampin' Up Holiday Mini.

Happy Crafting,


Ginny Gaura said...

Katie, I love your domino magnets! I like how the box and magnet match, making a wonderful presentation. Also, thanks for the tutorial! I'm going to try working with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Beautiful angel! I love your colours & the recycled paper packaging material looks so cool. I have to try a domino one day. Makes a lovely gifty.

Lynn Stevens said...

Sorry I haven't been over for awhile. been crazy busy. Sweet tutorial. Love those dominos!
hugs Lynn