But I've felt the need to try some new techniques and decided to have a go at making some domino pendants. Did I have any dominoes in the house? Nope and one day a couple of weeks ago it took me two hours to find some in town - all of the shops I thought would have some didn't and in the end I got some little black wooden ones and a box of cream plastic ones from a bookshop of all places.
I think I'm going to add a tutorial about these little babies soon so for now here's a pic of some of them under a bowl so that their coating of Glossy Accents doesn't pick up dust.
All of the vintage images I used were free and I played around with all of them in Pixlr to get some different effects. They look a little cloudy here but that's due to the wet Glossy Accents. I discovered the little hand tool I have isn't powerful enough to drill into the plastic dominoes so I shall have to stick a bail on them, but my smallest drill bit goes easily into the wooden dominoes and that's much more exciting as it means I can drill holes into the bottoms and add eye-pins and dangly bits for extra interest. Once they're completely finished I shall definitely post some pics cos I'm really loving these.
Next up are some pics of two jars I *altered* over the weekend using stuff from my stash. Once the base papers are on and dry it's just a case of imagination and glue-gun so they're a fast make. Well, kind of fast! The first one is light shades as I was going for a shabby chic look:
Again I used a free vintage image and stuff from my stash. It's decorated all the way around but I'll save further pics for a tutorial...
And last of all is a Ganesha inspired jar as I like darker colours:
Again there are pics and some stamping all the way around this one.
I love making these - it's my new favourite way to be creative and I shall be playing with these some more. In fact I have some little bottles that I'm going to make into poison bottles....(not literally of course!)
And with that I shall leave you with lots more creativity - make sure to mosey on over to Handmade Monday and check out the lovely things people make. xx