Friday, October 16, 2009

Rockin' Magnets

I made these little babies for a 'swap' or 'trade' (not sure on the lingo!) that was going on at Art and Soul earlier this month. So 'swap' in a few words: People involved in the swap make a lot of a little something, then they bring their little somethings to the swap site (in this case the Art and Soul Retreat) and they trade with each other! Pretty simple, right? And fun....I got to talk to a lot of new people, AND I came home with some really great stuff (this could be its' own post!). Check out my friend Dayna's blogpost for more information about the swap. on to the Rockin' Magnets, and how they came about...
First I started with a 2" x 2" Bazzil Chip...kind of a card boardy type thing.

Then I covered one side of the chip with a fun-patterned paper using gel matte medium...I really liked paisley patterns for this project.

Then I painted the back and sides of the chip in a coordinating color.

On the back of each chip I wrote my identifying information and my blogspot address...BTW, if you received a magnet at Art and Soul, and are reading this post, comment me. I would LOVE to hear from you!

On the front of each chip I placed an image of a Rock legend. I picked out artists that I really love and enjoy: Elvis, Jim Morrison, Bob Marley, Janis Joplin, John Lennon, and Jimi Hendrix. Then I randomly cut out phrases from a bible and placed them on as well. A few doo-dads from Dayna's impressive collection, and voila: some Rockin' Magnets...oh yeah, I finished everything off by gluing a magnet on the back with E6000. Okay now voila: some Rockin' Magnets!

This was one of my favorites; Jim Morrison with the phrase "be a transgressor" on it. It is now in the hands of Traci Bunkers who taught the class that I took at Art and Soul. More on that to come....


  1. LOVE that you are blogging again Destree! I have a lot of catching up to do LOL. Beautiful work also. Now I know I have to take a class or something to get my creative juices flowing again.

  2. Great tutorial on how you created your magnificent itty bitty magnet trades. Rock on, sista.