Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Tutorial altered dominoes and how to make a domino book

Altered Dominoes and Domino book tutorial:

There are different ways to alter a domino, this is how I do it.

1) Altering domino using Alcohol Ink

What you need;

Dominoes, Alcohol Ink, Stazon and Modpodge or Glossy Accents

Cover the domino with alcohol ink and let dry a bit

Stamp image with Stazon, let dry and then cover with modpodge or glossy accents to give the dominoe a nice shine and to protect the image, let dry.

2) Another way to alter the domino is to stamp on a piece of paper and glue this on the domino.

This is what you need: glue, versamark , clear embossingpowder, heat gun and optional: stickles

Stamp the image on a piece of paper, cut to size, colour the image (I use colour pencils) and ink the edges. Glue the stamped piece of paper on the back of the domino.

Press the domino with the imageside in the Versamark and then cover with clear embossing powder, heat till it melts and let cool.

When the domino is coverd with embossing powder you can leave it that way or put some stickles round the edges (see left domino).

3) Altering dominoes using markers
What you need: permanent marker (I used black), Sakura Glaze pens, Modpodge or Glossy Accents.

Add sticker to domino and colour the domino on the ouside of the sticker using a black permanent marker. Colour the inside of the sticker using the Glaze pens. Let dry and then cover with Modpodge or Glossy Accents.

4) Making the domino book

You need 2 altered dominoes , 2 pieces of ribbon and a strip of paper (length you choose, height, measure the height of the domino)

Accordion fold the strip of paper (size of the fold should match the size of the domino), it should look like this:

Then glue a piece of ribbon to both of the dominoes like this:

The dominoes will be the covers of the book they come to each side of the accordion folded strip see pic below.(The pic shows the domino without the ribbon, but the ribbon should be attached to the domino before you attach the paper strip to the domino).

When you have glued the dominoes with the ribbon on each end of the strip of paper it,
should look like this.

Then fold the paper inside the 2 dominoes and tie a bow in both ribbons:

that's it, not to hard huh?

For more tutorials check Smeared Ink forum

Also please check Smudgy Antics Challenge blog for this weeks challenge


  1. Nice tutorial! You covered a lot of ground.

  2. Totally amazing - thank you so much for this great Tut. I would love to try this. xxxxxx

  3. Thank you for sharing, very nice tute!!