Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Not a Domino in sight (or Triomino!)

I am known for changing my mind, and I know only this morning I was planning to alter some Triomino pieces for an Altered Game Piece swap... but that was because
a) we weren't allowed to alter domino's - why? cos that's what Trish the Host said, and if you host a swap then you make the rules
b) because I couldn't find the Da Vinci games pieces that I really wanted to use.
but then, I found the Da Vinci bits I really wanted to use

Da Vinci Game pieces? Ever heard of them? Nope didn't think you had! A few years ago during the height of The Dan Brown 'Da Vinci Code' mania, I found a game of the same name in a bargain bucket and purchased it as a stocking filler for D.H.  Well we soon found out why it was it the bargain bucket, it's probably the most boring game in the whole wide gaming world and actually 'bargain' could be stretching a point, unless of course they fall into the hands of someone who rather likes altering things and sees them as (potentially) very cute little 'shrines'
As always I had - not a clue - what I was going to do with them when I managed to grab a bit of me time tonight, but I came across these three lovely - albeit bloomin miserable looking - ladies who fitted beautifully inside the pieces.
I randomly tore a page out of an old book I use for text pages and challenged my self to find some apt text to make a mini collage inside each one. Each one as had a few layers of UTEE which gives the glassy look
All three ladies are I am sure unrecognised Angels, even if they do look like three miserable old buggers, so they all have stamped and embossed wings.
Off to have a think about another challenge - take a look over at Gingersnap Creations - Metallics... yum!
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  1. Love your grumpy ladies. And yes a good use for game pieces from that game. My friend got it at a boot sale and we spent two hours playing it - we didn't have a clue what we were doing the whole time. I can't even rmember if anyone won or we gave up. Mega boring.

  2. So pleased I follow your blog. You come up with some amazing creations. Don't always have time to comment but thanks for sharing your ideas! x

  3. They certainly are a surly bunch but love the idea, i have a couple of random game pieces that i now know what i can do with, thanks for the inspiration as always :)
    hugs Minxy


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