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DIY Rock Dominoes
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Recreate a classic game in an unconventional format using Resene testpots to paint your own dominoes.

You will need:

  • Resene testpot brush
  • Small round artist’s brush
  • 28 smooth, flat, oblong-shaped river stones (cleaned and dried)
  • Resene testpots in two colours of your choice (we used Resene Black and Resene Despacito)

Step 1 Smooth rocks, like those found on a beach or in a river bed work best for this project. Take the kids out to search for ones that lay flat and are generally round or oblong in shape. If you don’t have somewhere local to source them from or you prefer not to go near water, you should be able to get some from your local garden supply store.

Using a Resene testpot brush, paint your stones with 1-2 coats of Resene Black (or another colour of your choice), allowing them to dry completely between coats. To speed up the process, use a hair dryer.

Step 2 Using the small round artist’s brush, paint lines in Resene Despacito (or another colour of your choice) down the centre of each stone. Since a traditional domino set contains all number pairs from double zero to double six, with each pair occurring once, each one of your 28 dominoes will end up being completely different.

Top tip: While our rocks were golf ball-sized or smaller, you could also make a set using big rocks so that your dominoes become an outdoor game that takes over the yard, allowing the whole family to join in. Just make sure you can lift them easily before you start painting!

Most Resene testpots are made using Resene Lumbersider paint, which is ideal for exterior or interior use – which means they won’t require overcoating if being used outside. If you’d prefer a higher gloss finish, you can overcoat your dominoes with Resene Clearcoat UVS or Resene Concrete Clear.

Background in Resene Sunbaked, dominoes in Resene Black with dots and lines in Resene Despacito.

styling Laura Lynn Johnston
images Bryce Carleton, Ben Whorwood

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Category: create with paint

Published on Jan 22, 2020

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