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Friday, August 13, 2010

Magnets & Fridge Art!!!

The fabulous Kim Costello made the BEST tutorial over at Club Anya this week on making magnets! I immediately had to try it out, it looked like so much fun :0)

I had such a good time I ended up making 3 different magnets:
On the Cheeky Mate (biggest one) I used Kim's method of coating the image in Glossy Accents (GA) and then mounting it on adhesive foam before attaching the magnet to the back.  I just colored it my regular Copic paper, btw, I didn't use anything special.
This is nice because you can make the magnet any size you want and you could even use a Nestie on it. 
It's very flexible and will likely stand up to little fingers playing with it ;0) 
Easily done with materials I already had.

I needed to add a second coat of GA did get a lot or air bubbles on the second coat. 
This was also kind of messy because all of the GA ran off the side at first.  I think this could be corrected the next time I try it, for a trial run though, this wasn't too bad.

On the two smaller ones I did Kim's method of using Tim Holtz's Fragments pieces.
This was SO easy and looked very professional when I was done. 
The pieces are also very lightweight so you don't have to use a heavy-duty magnet, you can still just use regular thin adhesive backed sheets
There are not many squares in the Fragments pack suitable for larger images

Bottom line
 This is really fun and makes a great project for you and your kids too if they want to try it.  Great idea for small gifts!

Also going to enter this into Quixotic's "Alter It" challenge since I altered the fragments & paper into magnets!

Stamps - The Greeting Farm (Cheeky Mate, Miss Anya, Spooktacular)
Glossy Accents
Adhesive magnets
Adhesive foam
Tim Holtz Fragments


Melissa S said...

Now I'm going to have to get me some of the square fragments!! I should have just bought some. I love these they turned out so stinkin' cute!!

Tasha said...

Super duper cuteness! I havent a clue where to get magnets from but i sure woud love to give this a go
love tasha xx

kim-paperbabe said...

Well Rach, they look fantastic!!! I love your pros and cons list very informative!
I think I should have given more info in my tut' you can pop the air bubbles in GA with a pin and if you start the GA around the edges then fill in the centre it should help against over spill! Know what you mean with not enough slarge squares that's why I did the four tile jigsaw magnets!

Thank you sweetie I'm so pleased you joined in!
HuGs Kim :)

scrapn_momof2 said...

Oooh Rachel, your magnets are adorable!! I too gave this a try after finding the fragments on clerance at Joann's the other night. Your right it was really easy.

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOW! This came out SO awesome! LOVE these!

Amy said...

These are awesome Rach! And I love the pros and cons you gave for each style! I love the li'l mummy, he's such a cutie!

WickedPixie said...

These turned our fabulously Rachel! I agree - thanks for your Pro and Con thoughts! :-)Traci

donna mikasa said...

Oh, Rach! These turned out wonderful! Thanks for sharing your experiences with each one....I'm inspired to give this a try!

Leanne said...

These are fantastic! I appreciate the pros & cons list and am inspired to give this a try as well. Thanks for sharing Rachel! Hope you have a wonderful day!!

mycardz said...

Hi Rach! OMGoodnes, what a great idea. I LOVE your magnets, the colors and coloring are soooo perfect! I also love how you listed the pros and cons of each method, really helpful. I am definitely going to have to give this a try!! Thanks so much for doing this, you're awesome! hugz, Mary

Sammi said...

These are awesoem Rach. They look fab!!

Jodi said...

These are wonderful Rach!! I am glad that you had a chance to try them out, I would love to try them too, hoping soon!!
Jodi =)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. Your magnets are really beautiful !!! I have to try !!!
Good luck for the challenge :)
Mag :)

Candace Pelfrey said...

I love these and want to make some so bad. What are fragment pieces? :)