Since the first week of January I have been enjoying a different surface on which I tangle...dominoes!
This is not a new surface for me to work on...I used to embellish dominoes with PST (Polished Stone Technique), rubber stamps, decoupage, and other paper-arts techniques. But I didn't actually draw on the dominos. Having seen the beautiful tangled domino pendants of Paula Dickerhoff, a CZT in Alabama (visit her at http://www.wannatangle.com...her dominoes can be seen under the "Products" tab), I decided I wanted to try it, too. I first tangled with Microns, but I was too impatient to wait for the ink to dry. I smeared my first attempt, so I wiped it clean with rubbing alcohol and searched for a few Sakura pens that I had bought a while ago that feature permanent ink: MicroPerm and IDentiPen.
Both pens work great and dried quickly on the dominos; the IDentiPen offers thicker tips (it is dual ended) while the MicroPerms offer thin-line precision comparable to the Micron.
I enjoy how the pen glides across the smooth surface. I am not sure if I will be able to find a way to add shading to my tangled dominoes, but I'm okay with that.
Here's a peek at the fun I've had:
And below are some dominoes that I tangled with Undine. One features constantly changing embellishment, while the other is an all-over version of Undine.
I have not yet sprayed any sealer on these. I have some Krylon spray acrylic that I am going to try when I get a chance; I'll have to provide an update with the results once I've tried it.
I'd love know if you've tangled dominoes before, or if you are now eager to try. My daughter tangled her first domino today.