I made this domino book for a Steampunk swap last month. I love the idea of a time machine so I thought I would try to create one in a domino book. The image of the gentleman on the front and inside is from Land of Nod Studio’s. Deborah is very generous in posting free vintage images that she has cleaned up and colorized.
I stuck as much mechanical stuff as I could inside, outside, on top of and under this piece. The round glass is an optician’s glass to which I applied a rub-on that I made using Grafix Rub-Onz Transfer Film.
The gauges are paper to which I’ve added Glossy accents to add dimension.
Unlike other domino books I’ve made, the inside image is horizontal instead of several vertical images on each fold.
I incorporated lots of watch parts and gears all over the piece.
The flaps on the side are latches that when open, hold the book closed. To open the book you must close the latches, which creates enough slack to unhook the chain.
The glass cylinder on the back is mounted between two bead caps and is a tiny working hour glass complete with sand (I bought some of these years ago, knowing that someday I would find a use for them).
If you are planning on participating in the “Pretty Potions & Poisons Apothecary Event” in September be sure to check out the top left-hand column of the blog were I’ll be posting a new teaser piece every day until the event starts!