Magnet crafts

Glass is very difficult to photograph. What you are looking at here are those decorative marbles like you put in vases made into image magnets. In this case I used images from a magazine of a polar bear, bugs and birds. Too bad my camera sucks and glass doesn’t like flash.

To get this look you run a pebble over images in a magazine until you frame something that looks nice. You trace around the circle and then cut it out. Take a drop of elmer’s glue all and put it on the image. Press the pebble down on the image and glue and press into your palm really hard until it start to set. Then check out the back of it with your fingers and press out any bubbles and make sure the edges are sticking to the pebble all the way around. Then take a little magnet disk and glue it onto the back.

The glass does most of the effect work, but selecting the right framed image is also key.

I tried putting it on something white thinking that the glass would pick up some of the reflected light and pop and as you see that didn’t happen.


2 thoughts on “Magnets

  1. That is so COOL. What a great idea! I love the one with the bird especially, it fits so nicely within the image area.

  2. It is so easy you can start today. Go to target and get some of the pebbles from the $1 section, elmers glue, flat magnets, and a magazine you don’t mind cutting up. :D

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