ALTERED PEG MAGNETS
Great for putting on your fridge to hold the children's paintings. notes etc.
Wooden Clothes Pegs
Mod Podge (or something similar)
Plastic Wrap for the brush
Non Stick sheet (can get messy with the glue)
I have used "Franny da kitty," "Marky Mummy,"
"Paul Penguin in the Mitten" and "Carl the Snowman"
from the Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More Store
(all images have been coloured with copic markers)
Plus any embellishments you wish to use. Check out your stash for left over ribbons, lace, glitter etc..
The pegs I have used are 3 inches long, the magnets are 2 inches long
and I have printed the images at 4 inches long.
Place some Mod Podge down one side of the peg and onto
one side of the magnet, making sure you are using
the non magnetised side of the magnet for the glue.A TIP: Put your magnet on the fridge, if it sticks, then put the glue on the side facing you.
Place the magnet in the centre of the peg and then set aside to dry.
Coat the front of the image with Mod Podge. You need to make sure you
have coated the whole image, right to edge.
If your image is not solid, like Marky Mummy, now is the time to adjust the image.
I have moved his bandages and placed them across his tummy.
Leave images to dry.
A TIP: Mod Podge does not take long to dry, so wrap your brush in plastic wrap while you wait.
The plastic wrap will stop the brush from drying out. This also works with paints and inks.
When the fronts are dry, turn images over and coat the backs with Mod Podge. Again, you need to set them aside to dry. Don't forget to wrap your brush in plastic wrap.
Once the backs have dried, turn the images over,and recoat the fronts and allow to dry. You will still need to use your brush, so wrap it up again.
Once dry, we can start to assemble the pegs. If you have ribbon/lace etc. that you wish to add, it is a good idea to add it now so that it will also be glued down securely. I have tied some ribbon around the cat's neck, then placed Mod Podge on the ribbon. That way it is also secured onto the peg.
Recoat the backs of the images and the opposite side of the peg from where the magnet is adhered.
Attach image so that the peg is in the centre of the image.
Leave to dry.
Once they have dried, you can add embellishments.
I've used some glitter and liquid pearls on the two winter images.
I hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial and will try making some of these.
They make great little gifts for your friends.
Thanks for joining me today!
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