Monday, April 20, 2009

Ink Art


Ink art at it's finest, this is what I would say. My girlfriend Angji & I took this class last year @ Stamper's Ink and loved it. Stamping on dominos is not as easy as it looks, but we managed well with minimal wiping and erasing (the love of Staz-on ink and the Staz-on cleaner).

Once I got the project home, I thought that it was a bit plain so I put it away for awhile and forgot about it. It was around Christmas time that I decided I wanted to do something special for my sister-in-law, so once again I pulled out this project and set it on my desk so that I could start thinking about what to do to it.


I came up with the idea of adding some trim around the domino block set, after doing that though I still thought that it needed some more so I got I another trim and added it to the inside edge of the frame, then in each of the corners I added a faux pearl that finished off the rough corners.

All in all I think the project turned out beautifully and was totally thrilled when my sister-in-law was excited about it too. Before she even got home she already knew where it was going to go in her home. I love that others can enjoy the benefits as much as I can. I have several projects that I have done over the years that are now decor in our home, and although I don't really give it any thought now, every once in awhile one of them will jump out @ me and remind me of why I do this.

I hope everyone will take a chance and just try something totally out of the blue for you. There is no better way than to sign up @ your local craft store or a speciality store, all the tools and materials are provided for you and therefore not a waste of your money. And there is always something really cool to bring home and showcase. As for classes there are a ton of things out there waiting for you to learn about: scrapbooking, stamping, beading, soldering, knitting, quilting, etc. Class prices depend a lot upon the class, the intensity, and the location; but don't be afraid to try it @ least once, I promise it will be well worth the money.

Well thanks for checking in, hopefully I'll have something more for you tomorrow!
just B

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