The goal for today is to create some gifties for my group of coworkers. Let's see what supplies are at hand. Small flat wooden shapes, magnets, paint, background papers, matte gel medium, gloss medium & varnish, fabulous paper images (see day 2), and the always entertaining GLITTER! I will be making decoupage magnets. Who doesn't need a magnet?
Step 1: Play with the designs and select background papers and images.
|Old book pages, maps, music, and dictionaries make interesting backgrounds.|
|It feels a bit magical to find existing print that works perfectly with an image.|
Step 2: Sand and paint the wooden shapes.
Step 3: Adhere all the papers and images with matte gel medium.
|I love this sleeping cowboy! I like to imagine him dreaming about trigonometry.|
Step 4: GLITTER TIME!
Step 5: Coat each piece with gloss medium & varnish.
Step 6: Glue a magnet button on the back. I use E-6000 glue for super strong adhesion.
Step 7: Enjoy your pretties while they dry!
|I want to keep them!|
|Hmmm...Now to decide who will get which magnet.|
Next creative endeavor: How to wrap these delicious treats. I'm thinking tulle, tissue, and sparkly trim!