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Halloween Ornament

Hello guys and gals!

Aimee here, with a fun little project for your Halloween enjoyment.

This one is done on a large domino. Luckily for me this baby came pre-drilled.

I used one of the bat images from the Black Cat or White Cat collage sheet.

Here we go.....

1. Print the collage sheet out- I just used my plain ol' printer paper, and used the 'photo' printer setting. Give it a few minutes to dry completely, then cut the image out.

 2. Now we'll do a simple image transfer...Paint the domino surface with matte medium. Put the image on the domino, face down. Let it dry. Once dry, wet the paper with a spray bottle (I use a Mini Mister), and GENTLY rub off the white paper.

 3. Now, get a few colors of Alcohol Ink, the handle, and some Blending Solution, and ink up the sides and exposed top areas of the domino.

 4. Now paint the top of the domino with Glazing Medium. You could also use Crystal Lacquer or Glossy Accents.

 5. While the glaze is wet, add a few tiny bats (these are from a punch), and letters to spell Halloween (these are tiny letter stickers). Add another coat of glaze and sprinkle with glitter- clear, black, and silver. Set aside to dry (overnight is best).

 6. Once everything is dry- cut some flexible black wire. Put wire through both sets of holes in the domino. Add beads!

 7. To hold the beads on, twist the wire and then curl it. Add a couple drops of super glue.

 I hope you like this project....
I'll hang my ornament on one of the hooks that hold my curtain tie backs in the living room.

And, here's Sammy...Yes, he climbed up here all by himself.
He's stalking a bird.


  1. Love your ornament ! And Sammy is adorable !!!

  2. Darling work, love the alcohol inks and embellishments. The PUP is veryentertaining in all your massages and photos, what a personality!


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