Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Metallic Transfer Magnets - MSCE April Day 14

Here they are - in all their magnetic, metallic glory! Do you love them? I'll admit to being a little bit in love with them. Plus - they are QUICK and EASY to make - which we all know by now is my kind of project!


What's that? You want to learn how to make them? Okay, okay! Here goes...

You will need:

Round adhesive magnets, smaller than your glass stones


The aforementioned glass stones


Acrylic or tempera hobby paint (in whatever colors you like! I just happened to have bronze and gold on hand)


And some of those nifty scrapbooking rub-ons. Just make sure the shapes you plan on using are smaller than your glass stones.


Take one stone, flip it upside done, and rub a shape onto the underside of it. My rub-ons came with a nifty circlular rubbing tool - nice!

Paint over the rub-on with a color, or colors, of paint of your choice.


Be patient while it drys. It may need multiple coats to create good coverage.


When it's dry, adhere a magnet to it. You may want to use a glue gun to reinforce, but I didn't.


And TA DA! That's it!


Wouldn't a set of these make a nice gift?

8 comments:

Dot said...

what a clever idea! i've added it to my link blog (dabbled.tumblr.com) for future reference!

dot

Joanne said...

Thanks for linking!

Meg said...

These are so cool! Nice project Joanne : )

Susan said...

I really love these.....HINT, Hint,

Mum

Joanne said...

Well maybe if you're lucky some will come your way, mother!

-Nicole- said...

What a great project!! They look fantastic :)

cozy said...

OH My god! I think I found heaven with one click on my mouse!!!! you are my kind of gal!!! thank you so much...I am going to make this for mother's day for my mother-in-law, and all my sister-in-laws....how to get more of these ideas...I thought i was crafty, but you are super.
thanks
Jill A new crafty blogger

Joanne said...

Welcome, Jill, and thanks for the love! Do share photos if you make some magnets!