Yesterday was our 4th wedding anniversary. Ever since our “courtship,” my husband and I have made it a habit to make each other handmade gifts, write love notes on cards, send sweet emails and text messages just as little reminders for our love. It’s one of the things I cherish about our marriage.
Last year for our wedding anniversary, he made me the most amazing gift. He filled a jar full of notes describing things he loves about me. How incredible is that? He even painted and decorated the jar. So, all year long, he has been telling me he had no idea how he was going to top that gift. Well, I think he topped it.
For his gift, I made key chains. It’s nothing compared to what he made me. He did love them though. Nate’s favorite author in the entire world is John Green. His two favorite books by him are The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska. So, I went on a search for some of his favorite quotes from those books, then created key chains from dominoes for him out of them. You can make this type of art with any type of picture or quote you can shrink down.
Altered Domino Tutorial
2. Lay a domino on top of your images and trace around where to cut it out. Then, cut it out.
4. Using Mod Podge or glue, brush the the domino where you intend to place the paper. Lay the paper down, then with a light layer of Mod Podge brush over the paper smoothing it out. I also brush the edges all around the domino.
5. Allow to dry for a few minutes. Then, top it off, apply a dimensional medium like Crackle Accents. It’s a gloss that when it dries, it cracks and looks really nice. I squirt a big glob of it in the center of the domino, then spread it out evenly with my finger.
This will take some time to dry. If you don’t have time, go use the hairdryer. I needed mine to finish and I used a hairdryer on low and it was dry in about 5 minutes.
You can see the cracking forming in this picture: