Sunday, January 22, 2017

Big things do come in small packages!

Just a quickie "Show & Tell" on Domino Books today... I have previously posted Domino Books that I created for various swaps on ATC's For All so there's probably no need for an in depth explanation of what they are... but for those new to my blog, I'll make a long story short... they are completely addicting little books created by using Dominoes as the front & back "covers" with an accordion style insert of "pages" in the middle!

For this swap, I chose an "alphabet theme"... No, I have not reverted back to my childhood (or at least I don't think so)... For the artwork, I decided to contrast vibrant colored backgrounds [using Jacquard Dyes] with basic black & white designs on watercolor paper (except for the Cats, I did use a bit of color for "personality")... tissue paper was used to create the brightly colored  domino covers. For the first time, I chose to use an elastic cord to create a "belly band" closure in lieu of ribbons... (I must give a nod to a fellow artist on AFA, "LindyLu", for this wonderful idea... thanks for sharing!)

Below are photos of my finished Domino Books...

Alphabet Theme "Domino Books"

Front Cover Design Details
Inside design details
I hope I have managed to inspire you into tracking down those old games stored up in the closet and try your hand at making Domino Books... 

WARNING: This activity can become addicting!!

Thanks for stopping by, Until next time...
Blessings and Happy ARTing to All!!