Top Pick Badge Left of CenterI am just getting into altered dominoes.  They are having a doll contest and the winner will be the Top Mascot for 2015.  I decided that I wanted to do some natural, earthy, and quirky.  Think Gaia; but reimagined for the 21st century as dominoArt!  Gaia is lashed to bamboo poles, which symbolize her bond with earth.

While I love making cards, I am also really enjoying branching out and making things that are quirkier and different.  Spreading my wings lets me explore my creativity, my interests, and my materials. I have so many! (Don’t we all?!?!)


  1. Dominos:  Being new to altered dominoes I wasn’t sure how texture paste would stick…so, I started with gessoing the sides.  I then made my own texture paste with Folk Art – Forest Moss and used a palette knife to spread it on the sides, thick and rough.  Let dry.  Dry brush texture paste with Folk Art – Lime Luster.
  2. Head:  Paper flower base, grass/straw, several size of eyes and background printed, cut out, and put together; parts of the circles were outlines with Copic W9 to give definition.  Purple flat backed faceted gem.
  3. Domino – Top/Arms:  Basic Grey – Sweet Threads, back of paper pack swatches.  Flower stamp, inked with Distress Ink – Olive and Raspberry.  Distress with DI – Olive.  Pink flat back faceted gem in middle of flower.  Metal label.  Arms are baubles from a tassel.  Wood embellishments, sprayed with Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer – Copper, topped with green glitter glue.
  4. Domino – Bottom/Feet: Basic Grey – Sweet Threads, back of paper pack swatches.  Using a piece of metallic ribbon as a stencil, daub with DI – Olive and Raspberry.  Distress with DI – Olive.  Stamp with cherry blossom stamp, inked with Fold Art – Lime Luster.  Metal label with chipboard flower.  Feet are small tassels from a larger tassel. Wood embellishments, sprayed with Copper, topped with green glitter glue.


  1. Altered Eclectics – Anything Goes
  2. Art by Miran
  3. 613 Avenue Create
  4. Craft Your Passion
  5. Crafting From the Heart
  6. Creative Fingers
  7. DominoART – Top Mascot
  8. Dream in Darkness – Anything Goes
  9. Left of Center
  10. Mixed Media Monthly Challenge – flowers
  11. Simon Says Stamps – Wednesday Challenge


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17 thoughts on “Domino Gaia

  1. Fabulous piece, so much to look at, would love to have it in my garden. Thank you for joining our very 1st challenge at Dream in Darkness, hope to see you back in June.

  2. So very creative! It is nice to explore creativity beyond cards! You are off to a wonderful start with your altered domino exploration.

  3. Wow! Love your altered dominos!! So creative!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Challenge Blog!!

  4. Very creative I have yet to start mine! Love the eyes! Thanks for playing with us this month at Dream in Darkness! We appreciate your support! ~Nan, CT~

  5. So wonderful, love your domino creatures. Very clever and attractive. Thanks for playing at Dream in Darkness!~CT kim

  6. Love how you altered the dominos into a doll. Very creative. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  7. what a fantastic art piece! ive never ventured to dominoes before, love your ideas. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  8. Ooh – how clever – love this idea.
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  9. Oh this is fabulous Kim! I love the altered dominoes and the quirky doll you’ve made! It’s awesome! Thanks for joining us at LOC! Mo xxx

  10. Gorgeous altered art… Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge #33 at Art by Mi Ran Blog.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. and good luck at the draw 😉


  11. What a delightful little doll, never would have guessed it was made from dominoes, such a great idea. Thank you for sharing this in the May challenge on Altered Eclectics.
    🙂 Chris / CS Designs

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