Friday 24 January 2020

2020 #2 A Hint of Spring: Marvellous Magnets with EKC {by Autumn Clark}

2020 Topic 2: A Hint of Spring

Autumn is bringing such a great upcycling idea tonight plus she's sharing a great freebie too. There's some fabulous texture and it makes me want to hunt for magnets to transform!

Hi everyone, it's Autumn Clark of SewPaperPaint with you today, and I'd like to share with you a fun upcycling project using magnets.  

Mainly because I wanted to switch things up a bit from my typical cardmaking, I was searching for an alterable item and came across a stash of unwanted magnets.  I thought what a fun surface they would make for doing some painting with our lovely PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Acrylics...

I have used PaperArtsy Eclectica {Kay Carley} Collection (EKC01) over and over again because of the shape of the beautiful petals.  I thought they would be the perfect shaped magnet to showcase some fun mementos on my refrigerator or filing cabinet.  I decided to pair the flowers with dragonflies from PaperArtsy Eclectica {Kay Carley} Collection (EKC06), what a lovely pair!

My concept was to use the magnets for some paint therapy and have a good old happy time playing with colors and repetitive patterns.  I used PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Acrylics in AmethystEggplantMidnightWinter Green and Concrete for my abstract backgrounds.

I decided to emboss my images in white for a pop.  It was very easy to cut the thin magnet sheets.

I was having so much fun that I brought in a third stamp set, PaperArtsy Eclectica {Tracy Scott} Collection (ETS25) and embossed some of the images in Ranger's Navy EP.  I added some white highlights with a Uniball pen.

A light bulb moment occurred after I was finished with this first batch.  This would be a great way to use up those masses of gelli printed papers we all seem to collect.  Simply glue the papers onto sheet magnets or scrap magnet.  :)  What great little gift sets you could share with friends!

I'd love for you to stop by my blog, SewPaperPaint, and pick up the free downloadable grocery list.  It's been a joy to share with you as always.  Hugs, Autumn.

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I will be partnering with PaperArtsy stockist TopFlight Stamps doing demonstrations at the Stamp Scrap Art Tour in Columbia, SC, United States on February 15-16.  I hope to see you there!


Chris said...

Such a lovely and creative idea Autumn, a beautiful way to upcycle! ❤️

Lauren Hatwell said...

Such a cool idea! Lx

Miriam said...

These are brilliant!

Debbie Gaetz said...

I've always felt guilty tossing out the magnet sheets that advertisers use in their mass mailings; now I'll have a way to use them! Thank you

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a great idea, Autumn! X

A Pink said...

A really great idea , Autumn and love the colours , especially with the white embossing . They look fabulous in 'situ' :)
A x

PaperArtsy said...

Ohhh what a great idea Autumn!