Friday, February 05, 2016

How To: Love Magnets

Every few weeks I work on a project for my town's Free Art Friday. A few weeks ago, I made a note that the first Friday in February would be FAF day, but hardly made any plans to work on anything. With the deadline looming, I made an art supply run and wandered around Michaels for inspiration.

When I'm trying to come up with an idea for free art I have a few criteria: small, inexpensive, transportable, and easily created multiples. This way more people can find and enjoy the art.

Making Magnets
I found these small birch tags in the wood section. I got two packs of twenty and a pack of 50 magnets

Making Magnets
Armed with my trusty tube of E6000, I got to gluing.

*Please note: I usually work in my studio but this afternoon I was waiting on a very important delivery. I decided to work at the kitchen table that faces the southwest and the bright setting sun was coming in through the windows. 

Making Magnets
Using a paint pen to add some blue dots. All random, just filling in the space.

Making Magnets
Adding another layer of color.

Making Magnets
I used a Sharpie marker to draw hearts over the painted dots. When all of that dried, I brushed on a coat of Mod Podge to seal in the design. VoilĂ ! Little love magnets. 

Making Magnets
Cute art that doesn't break the bank!

It's going to be pretty fun setting these up around town!

*I am not a Michaels affiliate. I get no compensation from clicks on the links. Just wanted to show exactly what I bought.*
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