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Old 04-22-2006, 07:27 PM   #1
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Default Stamping on Dominos - answers to your questions

I started this thread to accompany the Game Piece Tutorial here on SCS. In the comments section of the tutorial there are many questions which I will attempt to answer here.

I will continue to subscribe to this thread should new questions arise; I will do my very best to assist you.

Thank you all for your comments!

1. A Krylon® Leafing Pen is a premium metallic finish housed in a pen that resembles actual plating. It comes in a variety of hues including gold, silver, copper, pale gold and red shimmer. Available through most major craft stores and online.

2. Use of a Zig® Painty would work, but bear in mind the Painty is more opaque and its coverage is not as pleasing as the Krylon Leafing Pen, IMHO.

3. Sealing the dominos - not necessary for magnets or objects that will not get handled, but to prevent chips I seal them regardless. Handled dominos tend to chip and can fade, due to the dye ink used. See comment #6 regarding dominos as pendants. Readily available dominos are plastic and plastic is non-porous, so the ink basically sits on the surface - like nail polish on fingernails.

4. I use Cardinal® Mexican Train Dominos available at any large discount chain store. I like the Mexican Train ones because the domino dots are colored, providing more interest to the back of the piece. It is a personal preference with colored versus black dots.

5. Coloring in dominos: Use anything - markers, other inks. Don't limit yourself to dye based inks - try Tim Holtz's alcohol inks or Susan Pickering Rothemel's Pinata inks. I'm partial to anything Tim...lol

6. Krylon spray - bleeding. It can bleed if you hold the nozzle too close to your domino(s). Always remember to work in a well-ventilated area. Otherwise you will be seeing spots other than on the backs of your dominos...lol..

Seriously, hold the nozzle as far away from your piece(s) as possible, leaving a light 'dusting' on the domino(s). Repeat as necessary.

I have been experimenting with a sealant called EnviroTex (also EnviroTex Lite). The product has yielded excellent results but one must follow the instructions exactly to ensure quality results. The result is a beautiful, glass-like, virtually indestructible surface. This sealant is PERFECT for domino pendants, which really get knocked around.

Also, Junkitz now makes a silver metal 3/4" pin and bail in one. Perfect for dominos and microscope slides! Use E-6000 to adhere to back (dot side) of domino. (A bail is a triangular finding that attaches a pendant to a necklace chain). I will upload a few pendants sealed with EnviroTex and a visual of the Junkitz Pin Bail to my gallery within the next few hours. Happy Creating!
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Old 04-22-2006, 07:36 PM   #2
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Thank you, Cindy! I'll be saving this thread for future reference.

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Thank you very much. As a newbie here, I have learned so much from you all. I just ordered my first Dominos!

Will keep watching for more!

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Thank you for all of the tips & pointers!! Very helpful.
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Thanks, Cindy, your artwork is awesome!
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OK I have a question my friend and i are doing dominos for swaps and the reinker isn't drying it is takinga very long time to dry are we doing somthing wrong in the instructions it says it will dry right away but it is not any help would be great.

ETA: we have tried heat setting them with a heat gun and it jsut makes it kinda powdery on top.
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Dear bluebearry2429,

Reinker: you should be using not even a drop of reinker - more like a half to one-quarter drop.

Also the reinker should be dye based (SU's Classic reinkers).

I blend the color away until it is dry to the touch. Bear in mind you will remove more than what stays on the domino surface. Let me know how this goes.
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Thanks for all the hints....when you say you rub reinker until it is dry...does this take long or a few minutes?
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Thanks for all the hints....when you say you rub reinker until it is dry...does this take long or a few minutes?
Hi Courtney,

A dye reinker will dry within seconds, unless you apply it liberally. For this domino tutorial (I really prefer alcohol inks much more than dye based reinkers though) it was applied sparingly. Hope this info helps ~
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