Thursday, September 18, 2008

Magnetic!

Here's a little project that you can accomplish in an hour or two!



It's a 5 x 7 magnetic board that is framed with designer paper.

I purchased a 5 x 7 mat from the dollar store and covered it with designer paper (TAC). Then I cut a piece of chipboard the same size for the back and covered it with the same paper using a glue stick. Roll your clean brayer over both pieces a couple of times to make sure that the glue is adhered really well. Cut your magnet sheet to size and glue it down onto the back panel. (You can find the magnet sheets at any office supply store, Wal-Mart of even the dollar store.) Add ribbon for hanging and then glue down the frame.

You can embellish this further if you so desire. I can picture some flowers, chipboard letters to spell out a name, etc. Wouldn't this be fun on a teenagers bedroom door? Or a "Honey do" board....the possibilities are endless!



To make the magnets - I used page/picture pebbles, crystal lacquer (diamond glaze, etc. any clear glue will work), saying stamps and magnet strips cut to size. Stamp your sayings in stazon or palette hybrid ink, adhere the crystal lacquer to the page pebble and set down over your word or saying. Press down so that you get a good seal. After they dry, add the magnet to the back. Some pebbles are self-adhesive - however I decided to add the crystal lacquer so that they would last a bit longer.

These are done the same way but with Tulip Brand See Through Stones. In both examples, I used designer paper from The Angel Company because of the bright colors in the paper.

I hope this sparks your creative juices! If you create something similar, drop me a comment, I'd love to see it!

Have a fantastic weekend!


Supplies:

Designer paper - A little Whimsy by The Angel Company

Stamps - Tag Tid Bits from The Angel Company

Ink - Palette Noir

Crystal Lacquer

Page/picture pebbles

Tulip Brand See Through Stones

Magnetic sheet

Magnetic tape

4 comments:

Sarah said...

This is a very cool project!! Tag Tidbits is one of my all time favorite stamp sets...I'll be trying this project out for sure.

Also, I tagged you over at my blog. Be sure to check it out!

Sarah G.

BarbL said...

Great project! This would make a nice teacher gift for Christmas! Thanks for sharing.

Lesa said...

This project is adorable! Great job on this one girl!

PawsN2Stamp said...

Love this project!!! What a fun gift to give.