I had so much fun making these, making the tutorials, and working with Splitcoaststampers. These are part of my Christmas Countdown! I have three, so one will be going to each of my nephews. I also made a burlap bag to put them in.
The video and the pictures are two different tutorials. The basic mechanics of building the book are the same, but the designs are different.
Altered dominoes are an easy project with lots of room for creativity. Why not give making them a try?
- Closures: Waxed Cotton Cord, Red Hemp
- Craft Paint
- Feet: Dome Studs
- Fabric: Damask Printed Burlap, Red Burlap
- Flat Back Gems
- Modeling Paste
- Papers: Farmhouse Christmas: Snowflakes Reverse on Kraft, Farmhouse Christmas Patchwork on Kraft, Farmhouse Christmas: Red and Black Diamonds on KraftApothecary Labels – Blank
- Rub-on Letters
- Two coats of modeling paste over the dot side of the domino.
- One coat of Gesso on all sides.
- Apply color to all sides. For the most part, this ends up being covered. No need for perfection, just looking to provide background color in case some area peaks through.
- Glue glitter to edges.
- Spray with acrylic sealer.
- Decide which domino is the front of the book and embellish the cover. If desired, embellish the back cover.
- Cut paper 3.5 x 12 inches.
- Score at 1.5 inches, lengthwise.
- Score at .75 inches, up and down.
- Fold along the 1.5 score, accordion fold along the .75 score lines. Crease well.
- Adhere the insides together with tape or glue.
- Color the edges with ink pad or markers.
- Embellish! One side of the end flaps will be glued to the domino, make sure your embellishments are going to be visible!
- Cut 12 inches of cording.
- If desired, color with spray mists.
- Finish ends.
- Adhere the closure on the inside of the front and back domino (where the dots are).
- Adhere the accordion folded pages to the front and back domino, over the closure.
- Clamp together until dry.
- Attach the feet.
- The pages in the book may be any length.
- The back of the pages may also be decorated.
- Thicker embellishments create a thicker book. If you are using a closure make sure it is big enough to close the book.
- Altered Eclectics
- 613 Avenue Create
- Crafting From the Heart
- Creative Fingers
- Rhedd’s Creative Spirit