Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Altered Arts Magazine: ATC Magnet

Hello and welcome to my Altered Arts Magazine Design Team post.

I've been having some colorful fun with collage. I turned a 9x12" sheet of music into a collage and made multiple ATC panels from it with words that inspire, then used one to make a refrigerator magnet.

"Inspiring ATC/Fridge Magnet"

FONTS by duetica.com
Adirondak dye ink: Lettuce, Clover, Sail Boat Blue, Lettuce Color Wash (Ranger Ink)
Memory Mist Blue Hawaii
Versa Mark Pad
Silver Embossing Powder
CR 1,2 and 3 and TN5 Alcohol Markers (Spectrum Noir)
Periwinkle, Lake and Butternut acrylic paint (ECO Green Crafts)
Butterfly Stamp from Butterfly Post Collection Eco Green Crafts
Flourish by Stampin Up!
Small glass beads-frosted mix by Create A Craft
PC AND PRINTER, Sheet music-miscellaneous
Drill or Dremel tool, beads and wire, magnet.


1. Select a page sheet music (9x12)
2. Add 3 colors of acrylic paint randomly with a brush, let some of the music notes peek through.

When I make ATCs, I'm usually creating multiples of the same design for swapping, so I like to lay them all out at once. The blocks I used in my document are 2x3 inches so I can layer it onto something else. For the magnet, I used a piece of Stampbord 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.

3. Create a document the same size as your project and insert text.
4. Stamp flowers using the "huffing" method. HUFFING: use watercolor markers to color directly on the stamp. When finished "huff" your breath onto the stamp to moisten the pigment, then stamp onto your project. Use a sheet of paper as a mask so that you won't stamp into another square.
5. Add color to the flowers with alcohol pens.
6. Stampflourish with Lettuce Adirondak ink.
7. Stamp the flourish with Clover Adirondak ink. (bottom right)
8. Spray the entire project with a light coat Krylon Matte Finish. Let dry completely.
9. Print your word document onto your project.
10 Stamp the butterfly using Sail Boat Blue Adirondak ink.
11. Heat set the entire project and spray again with Krylon Matte Finish.
12. Cut squares apart.
13 Spray the Stampbord with Lettuce Color Wash and Blue Hawaii Memory Mist. Heat set.
14. Stamp the Stampbord with Versa Mark and emboss with silver embossing powder.
15. Adhere the paper square to the front of the stampbord.
16. Use a drill or dremel tool to pierce a small hole in the bottom right corner.
17. Attach the large beads to wire and twist the end, place through the hole and secure.
18. Apply glue to cover the hole and sprinkle with small glass beads.
19. Attach magnet to the back.

Thank you so much for visiting, I hope you enjoyed the project. Please be sure to visit Altered Arts Magazine to see the wonderful project ideas they have to offer. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Until next time, make art every day!

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