Monday, October 17, 2011



noun \ˈdä-mə-ˌnō\
plural dom·i·noes or dom·i·nos

: a flat rectangular block (as of wood or plastic) whose face is divided into two equal parts that are blank or bear usually from one to six dots arranged as on dice facesb plural but usually sing in constr : any of several games played with a set of usually 28 dominoes
Years ago, game pieces, well, they were used to play the game. Now they are in big demand in the crafting world. Crafters have come up with numerous ways to alter game pieces and use them in their art.

Scrabble pieces are used on art, instead of regular letters. Spinners, from games, are used as clock pieces. Bingo cards and numbers are used from cards to journaling pages.

So, only the imagination, is what limits what you can do with these little pieces of art.

I recently came across a website, "" that offer online classes. I signed up for the "altered domino book" class and I'm loving making these little mini books!

Basically, you can use any domino, ink it up, and decorate to fit any occasion, or custom make them for someone special using old pictures.
Each page is different, and you can add little bits of lace or bling.
There is no right or wrong and this is a good way to use little bits of paper and tiny pieces of ribbon or lace. I cut out the word "Faith" out of acrylic packaging that was the back of some flowers. I used an old button from my grandmother's button jar.
I cut out a butterfly from a paperline and stamped some script and put a rhinestone on top.
I inked around the page to give it a vintage look and sewed lace at the bottom of the page.
You attach the pages, decorate and tie with ribbon. Very easy, lots of fun to make.

I have more dominos inked and ready to assemble. Give it a try and let me see your "game piece work of art."


  1. so cute!! Your blog is looking great, you are getting really good at this! My last REAL blog post was BEFORE Giavauna was born!!

  2. Ive seen a number of your posts...really like your work...I cant see a "follow" I just "click" the follow at the top?

  3. Oh my! look at all your gorgeous domino covers! And your book is just fabulous! Wow I wish I had your blog address earlier so I could see them sooner! I have been enjoying a long visit here seeing all your gorgeous art! You really are creative! Your blog is so lovely too!
    I noticed the comment above, I couldn't find a follow button either but did the same as Grace.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit!