The little project I'm creating is a set of magnets.
My magnets usually find a place on our fridge, helping to hold precious photos or notes. We display lots of things on our fridge, for us our fridge is a photo album on display. Visitors to our house will stand in front of our fridge for ages looking through the photos.
So onto the project. Here's what you'll need for the first steps of this project: chipboard shapes (Maya Road), acrylic paint (Plaid Folk Art) and distress crackle paint (Ranger).
Paint the chipboard shapes with acrylic paint:
Leave these to dry throughly:
Choose coordinating colours (colors) of the distress crackle paint:
Paint on the distress crackle paint:
Warning: this paint is thick. You should try to apply it once and not re-work the surface. You can get a large crackle effect by using a thick layer. For a finer crackle effect, try to use a thinner layer of the crackle paint.
Leave to dry throughly again. You'll see the undercoat of acylic paint showing through the cracks of the top layer.
Sometimes I like to add a little gloss to the painted chipboard shapes. Traditional glosses can trap small air bubbles in the cracks of the paint, so I use clear embossing powder to give a glossy surface. You'll need your stamping supplies for this stage, VersaMark ink pad, clear embossing powder and your heat gun.
Apply the VersaMark ink to the shapes:
Sprinkle shapes with the embossing powder:
Use the heat gun to melt the embossing powder, giving the glossy finish to your chipboard shapes:
Add embellishments if needed to the chipboard shapes. I added buttons to the flower centres:
Use a hot glue gun to assemble the chipboard magents together:
Add magnets to the backs of the finished shapes:
Here they are again, all finished.
....and our fridge, well, here's a photo of the top half, lots of memories on display:
I'd love to see any little magnet projects that you make, leave a link in the comments, so I can see your work.
Hope you have a great week. Thanks for visiting.