MATERIALS
DMethod: Blender Pen Transfer
(see page 22)
Dpaintbrush
Dwooden shapes
Dwhite gesso or light-colored acrylic paint
Dblack-and-white photocopy
Dblender pen
Dburnishing tool
Dtwo-part epoxy
Dtoothpick
Dmighty magnets or other small strong
magnet
Dwashi tape
Dcraft paint or gouache
CONSIDERATIONS
This is also a great project to do with photos.
Use color or black-and-white photocopies
and the acrylic paint transfer method (see
page 28) to create wooden photo magnets.
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PROJECT
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PURPOSEFUL PLAY
M
ake a set of magnets to add personality and punch
to your fridge, oce, or ling cabinet. A gi of
magnets means a promise of postcards ... so make
a packing tape postcard (see page 33) to go with them!
Modern
Magnets
A
B
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PURPOSEFUL PLAY
Tip
You can use regular craft magnets and hot
glue or craft glue instead of epoxy, but you
do risk pulling the wooden shape away from
the magnet if the glue is not strong enough.
5
Finish the edges with washi
tape for an extra pop of
pattern. (See E and F.)
3
Using acrylic paint, add
detail to your transfer.
Create a background by painting
geometric shapes or highlight
areas with bright pops of color.
Set aside to dry. (See C.)
4
Mix the two-part epoxy and
with a toothpick, apply a dab
of the epoxy on the back of each
wooden shape. Place the magnet
into the wet epoxy. Allow to dry
according to the manufacturer’s
instructions. Don’t use the
magnet until the epoxy is dry.
(See D.)
1
Paint the wooden shapes
with white gesso or light-
colored acrylic paint. Set aside to
dry. (See A.)
2
Place the photocopy face
down onto the dry painted
wooden shape. “Color” the back
of the photocopy with a blender
pen and burnish until the image
is transferred. Repeat for each
shape. (See B.)
C
D
E
F
058
MATERIALS
DMethod: Acetone Transfer (see page 24)
Dcolor photocopies
Dscissors
D1/2 yard (45.7 cm) muslin
D1/4 yard (23 cm) red and white ticking
(optional)
Dacetone
Dcotton balls
Dburnishing tool
Dred thread
Dlarge-eye sewing needle
Dvarious buttons
Dtwine
T
his sweet lile bunting incorporates some of my
favorite elements: so, ethereal images, natural
muslin, and a bit of hand stitching. e red thread
and shell buons add just the right texture, giving this
piece a dreamy quality, as if created from a lifetime of half-
remembered moments.
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PROJECT
059
PURPOSEFUL PLAY
Bohemian
Fabric Bunting

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