DMethod: Blender Pen Transfer
(see page 22)
Dwhite gesso or light-colored acrylic paint
Dmighty magnets or other small strong
Dcraft paint or gouache
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.
ake a set of magnets to add personality and punch
to your fridge, oce, 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!
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.
Finish the edges with washi
tape for an extra pop of
pattern. (See E and F.)
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.)
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.
Paint the wooden shapes
with white gesso or light-
colored acrylic paint. Set aside to
dry. (See A.)
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.)
DMethod: Acetone Transfer (see page 24)
D1/2 yard (45.7 cm) muslin
D1/4 yard (23 cm) red and white ticking
Dlarge-eye sewing needle
his sweet lile bunting incorporates some of my
favorite elements: so, ethereal images, natural
muslin, and a bit of hand stitching. e red thread
and shell buons add just the right texture, giving this
piece a dreamy quality, as if created from a lifetime of half-