Monday, September 24, 2012

Asian Domino Shadow Box



Art With No Boundaries     Anything Goes and Asian Inspired Part 2

I've created an Asian Shadow Box for the last week of September challenge at Art With No Boundaries. Chris has created the black and white bamboo background that you can make any color in your software. I happen to use Open Office to manipulate my digi stamps. She also let us play with traditional Geishas and Harajuku Girls dominos for this challenge. 
I haven't ever played around with altering dominoes so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to jump right in with both feet on a technique that I didn't know anything about. After I did some YouTube research I thought I can do that. I have to tell you it's not hard, but there is a lot of drying time involved with this project. The only thing I'm not real happy with is the very last step on these dominoes. I applied Glossy Accents and to my old eyes I had popped all the bubbles because you have to be very careful about causing bubbles, but after drying over night I still found some bubbles and then it was too late to do anything about them. That part of the project is going to take some practice, but I have found that is what art or anything you attempt in life that you really want to excel at takes. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE !!
I used origami paper to create the little fans in the top corners and finished everything off with some great Asian embellies that I found on the clearance isle.
I hope you'll check out what the rest of team has created, they have really out done themselves this month with this Asian theme. I'd also like to see some more entrants, I do enjoy coming over and checking out your blogs with all your interesting art.
CS Designs is the place to go for some great art digis.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

3 comments:

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is such a cool project. I love the images on real dominoes. The colour of the background paper provides a lovely contrast to the antiqued black box and also to the images. Wonderful embellies. I particularly like the fans in the corners. Every part works so well with the others.

Paula said...

Hi Bev
I love your shadow box. I love the dominoes and the background colour the little fans are are gorgeous and I have had the same problems with glossy accents too
Paula :0)

2amscrapper said...

First of all--stunning project. All of the details are beautiful. Second, I too have trouble with bubbles. Even with new glasses I still miss the bubbles--I think they reappear as it dries. So I used alcohol inks on the dominoes--shiny with no glossy bubbles.