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Oh Domino!

Hello! Dana Tatar here today sharing another project as a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Designer. I created this necklace with a domino and a fun image transfer technique that utilizes Textural Accents: Gesso, Gel Medium and Glaze. They work so well together!

Step One: Prime the surface of the dominoes with a light coat of Gesso.

Step Two: Apply a layer of Gel Medium to the dominoes and place the image to be transferred face down in the gel and set aside to dry. Note: Toner-based copy, inkjet or laser print, magazine and collage images will all work for this type of  gel transfer. I found a collage sheet at ARTchix Studio that was full of images that fit dominoes perfectly! If you want to use images with numbers or text, be sure to print the mirror image.

Step Three: Wet the images with water and use your finger to gently rub off the paper.

Step Four: Add color to the edge of the transferred image with a Gelato® and add text cut from a dictionary page to the image. Seal the image with several light coats of Glaze.

Step Five: Mount the domino to a decorative charm and string onto a piece of leather cording to make a necklace.

Try adding a fun and vibrant pop of color to black and white images with Gelatos® in bold colors...

Or, glue a magnet to the back to add some fun flair to your fridge!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you. If you'd like to see more of my work before my next post, please stop by my blog, They Call Me Tatar Salad.

Gelatos® Designer Colors Tropical Series (#770162)
Gelatos® Color 4ct - YELLOW (#770157)
Glaze (#770304)
Gesso (#770302)
Gel Medium (#770303)
Essential Tools Set (#70300)

Dana Tatar I am a stay-at-home mom currently living in Florida with my husband and two daughters. I started paper crafting about 6 years ago and have expanded from scrapbooking and now create a little of everything, including cards, tags, ATCs, arches and small gift and home decor items. I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture.

I'm an active blogger and I like to share my tips and ideas. When I'm not creating art, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family and basset hound.


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Jean Marmo

How cool is this!!


These are gorgeous! I have to try it!

Vicky Aberto

beautiful idea!

Katie Smith

I love these!! This is a really awesome technique.

Sandie Edwards

Wow, this is so interesting Dana, love how you have created these beautiful pieces, and the main one. Love it!!


I have a stash of domino tiles I was. Wondering do you fill in the side of the tiles that have the domino black spots.?

Cindy Harley

Shouldn’t you fill both sides of the dominoes? Also, are you Ron Whites’s wife??

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