Thursday, April 11, 2013

Clipping Refridgerator Messages

For years we had child-made magnets and notes on the fridge. But, the kids have been gone for several years now so I decided it is time for a fridge update.

These magnets are made using a clip clothespin from Canvas Corp. as the base. Then I raided my stash to create the gorgeous toppings.

The floral magnet is created using the Sizzix Flowers, 3D die. 

I cut and assembled the flowers, gluing them together with Designer Dries Clear.

 Then I added Art Glitter #305 Goldenrod Ultrafine Transparent Glitter to the edges. To do this I use and a small detail paint brush to apply Designer Dries Clear to the edges.

Then I either sprinkle on the glitter or sometimes dip the flowers right into the jar. Gently tap off excess.

When the glitter and glue is set, use the Designer Dries Clear to adhere the glittered flowers to the top of the clip clothespin.

The magnet is finished off by adding three green gems by Hero Arts to add a bit of extra detail. Flower stamens are also added to the flower centers and Xyron Magnetic Tape is added to the bottom of the clothespin so it sticks to the fridge effortlessly!

I've created another fridge magnet from the Sizzix Primitive Heart die and corrugated cardboard. Click on over to my blog to take a gander at that one and for another tutorial so you can make your own!

Linda Neff

1 comment:

  1. As soon as I saw these beauties...I knew you had made them! You know I bought the BSE machine at scraptales a while back and I never could get my spellbinders dies to work...finally found that I needed an added platform...finally got it and I can't wait to make some flowers with the die that I bought from you at ST. I love the added glitter and the clothes pin idea!!