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Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Tiles, tins and tranquility





I love altered dominoes (although I'm not very good at turning them in to anything -I hate drilling!!) but our ready supply of the smooth plastic type has dried up so looking for an alternative I bought some very cheap wooden ones to try out. This is the first batch I've altered and I think they have turned out well. I just put paper on them, inked, glimmered and used up some teeny weeny collage images and finally glazed them with three layers of UTEE to make them into tiny glossy tiles. Some are going off to a swap and others will just be a little 'extra' to friends. Not bad for a couple of hours playing.


I have for a couple of years now been a member of the Docrafts Forum and it has recently become very active in the altered art arena and a challenge was set to alter a tin. Although I'm not sure a recycled tuna tin was what they had in mind I had already started this one, more because I was experimenting with the 'shadow box' idea and trying to see how difficult it was to do. Answer - not very, but I would recommend a beginner does not start with a round tin!! Because I was just playing I didn't think too much about how I wanted it to look when finished (like I ever plan anything lol) so I do wonder if another image would have made it more memorable. The smiling woman was courtesy of the Flickr collage group and the flowers were all individually stamped, coloured and cut out. However I quite like her and she is now sitting on my shelf, reminding me that there will be flowers in the garden one day again...........


The challenge at ACF this week was to use a background. It is really beautiful piece, obviously very textural, and in my most favourite colours of greens, turquoises and blues. I felt the original was so gorgeous I kept my page to a quite simple collage, but added a single layer of clear embossing powder to some parts of the page to try and regain some of the texture of the original. I have also successful transferred the image on to a piece of fabric and have another project in mind - but that will probably take a while to finish.

12 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

The tin is amazing!!! Love it!
The tiles are gorgoeus too Cindy... you have been busy!

vintage wil said...

what a beautiful card !!!
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thanks for this lovely entry to ACF

Dee said...

Your tin is gorgeous. Love your tiles too. Dee xx

Jamie said...

Cindy all of your art pieces are wonderful!!! I love the lady in your tranquility piece:) Have a wonderful week sweetie! Love, Jamie

Tacey said...

You have some beautiful art here, Cindy! I love your Tranquility piece.

Mooneybeams said...

Wow you have been busy! All gorgeous. I have some little wooden pre-drilled dominoes and I must get them out and have a play. And with the grunge book. And with the slide mailers. And the children's board book I bought for 25p to alter. Ah - so much to do, so little space to do it in! Here's hoping your garden will be full of spring flowers soon x

daisy said...

Here from the ACF link, luv how you have used the background to create a beautiful piece of work.

The butterfly is fab!

Jacqueline said...

Very nicely done!

Creative Chaos said...

Just a big WOWWWWW !!!!
Patti xx

Maureen said...

Lovely work Cindy, the domino's are really good.

~Babs said...

I love those altered dominoes Cindy!
Especially the one in lower right corner.
All this other work is very interesting also.You are a busy girl!

Jinny Holt said...

S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G. CINDY.......Just stunning- you clever thing you and yes, my bulbs are up and grass is looking green and new(cut it las wkend) so soon Cindy soon!

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