Monday, November 30, 2009

New Supplies




I met the nicest person this weekend while out hunting for good junk. I really found some too. The great news is she also has an etsy store. Here are some of the wonderful primitive items she has that can be incorporated into mixed media art. I just love these vintage number tags. I have already used a couple in my jewelry and they look great. You can check out her etsy shop at www.turtlescreek.etsy.com

Friday, November 20, 2009

St Piux Art and Craft Show Saturday

I am doing a show that tomorrow and am cranking out jewelry nonstop. I get into a creative frenzy and can't seem to stop myself. I always worry I don't have enough or the right stuff that everyone is looking for. I hope it's a good day! If you are in the Atlanta area stop by and say "Hi".

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Domino Tutorial Finally

"1 Quart Everfix Epoxy Resin 100643"
Here is it finally. I am sorry I took so long to get this done. If I need to clarify anything just email me your questions.

Domino Tutorial

Materials-dominoes, background papers, focal image, white glue, packing tape, 2 part epoxy resin ( I used Little Windows brand), flat back Swarovski crystals, E-6000 glue, flat backed bails, diamond glaze adhesive/sealer,
Bird images ( I used some from Lisa’s altered art) her link is
http://www.lisasalteredart.com/index.htm

Process- Glue background paper to flat side of domino with
Diamond Glaze, then trim away excess paper. Next, the focal image needs to be sealed by either sandwiching the image between two pieces of packing tape, or brushing white glue over the front, back and sides of the image. If sealed with tape, be sure to run white glue around the edges after the excess tape has been trimmed away. This step is necessary to keep the image from becoming transparent when the resin comes into contact with it. The image can now be glued down to the domino using the Diamond Glaze. Burnish down with your finger to make sure there are no ripples. You can now add further embellishments. I use Diamond Glaze to adhere the flat crystals and watch gears. Allow the glue to dry.

After preparing several dominoes mix your epoxy resin according to the manufacturers directions. Place domino on a non-stick surface such as a craft sheet or waxed paper. Slowly pour the epoxy resin down the center of the domino, then take your stir stick and gently push the resin out to the edges of the domino without running over the edges. Continue until all of the dominoes have been covered with the resin. Place a domed cover over the dominoes to protect from dust. In twelve hours dominoes will cure. To make the domino into a pendant a flat backed bail can now be glued onto the back of the domino with E-6000 glue. Allow the glue to cure for 48hrs for the best bond. If preferred a hole can be drilled into the top of the domino and a cord can be strung through.

Epoxy resin info

For these dominoes I used Little Windows resin. I found it to be very easy to use and had no perceivable odor. I never had a batch not cure or any trouble at all. I have tried other brands and did have some that did not cure correctly. It can be found here
https://www.little-windows.com/makeyourown.php


Now with all of that being said, if you do end up purchasing from Little Windows there is a referral program there that allows you to put the name of the person of sent you there and then they give a web credit. I would appreciate it that you tell her Denise Moore sent you. I don’t think I will ever get tired of playing around with it.

Look here to see more pictures of these dominoes from an older post.

Please email me if you need more info.