This 7-piece magnets set began as an extra paper-punched bird that I had.
I had glued the mint-colored bird to a piece of turquoise cardstock, just messing around but the cardstock peeked out at the bottom. I started to trim it off but got the inspiration to create another bird like it.
I punched another bird out of turquoise cardstock to coordinate with the two. I altered the embellishments on it to make it also unique from the birds pair.
I decided to embellish and add a clothespin clip. I was trying to build up a little set.
Media that I used:
cardstock, salvaged book paper, tissue, hand-painted paper
eucalyptus stems, silk flower
stencil, gold metallic paint
6 round 1/4" magnets and 1 flexible magnet
The turquoise bird features my technique that I call Tissue Paper Borders. Glue tissue paper to the back of the artwork and cut or tear it so that it extends beyond the edge. You can do this all around the piece or only in places. I have a couple of other pieces that feature this technique.
The clothespin embellishments include ribbon, glitter and rhinestones on the silk flower and a pinwheel-punched, paper flower base for the silk flower. Rather than cutting a small piece, I trimmed a piece of the flexible magnet to 3/4 the length and exactly to the width of the clothespin, for stability in holding notes, and glued it to the back.
I decided to add three, two-layer, paper-punched pinwheels. I offset the layers and added self-made, dimensional foam pieces between them. I save any sticky-backed, foam that is left over from products and save money by cutting my own pop-up pieces.
I outlined the text paper pinwheels with three colors of gel pens.
I sealed everything, back and front, with Modge Podge, avoiding the magnets and rhinestones.
I stenciled the top only of a tree branches design onto the bottoms of the birds, making sure to catch the under layers with the stencil. This was to make sure they tied in to the design rather than just being papers sticking out from underneath.
The wings are two paper-punched pinwheels folded in half. The turquoise bird has two extra wings made of my hand-painted paper.
The crowns on the two mint birds are some stamped, paper scraps that I outlined with gel pens.
The technique that I enjoyed most in this project was the stenciling, which I want to do more of.
Thanks for viewing my magnets set!
This is 9th in my 18-post Chameleon Badge pursuit!