i just want to share a couple of DIY magnetic boards i made as christmas gifts. i found wooden cutouts in the shape of an artist palette which i thought were quite cute. initially i tried to spray it with magnetic spray but it's wasn't very strong so i did it another way.
i used zinc sheets bought from the hardware store and cut them to fit the palettes then i glued them on. i have been dabbling with mixed media lately... still pretty new at it ... like 3 weeks but it fascinates me. i don't think i have developed an 'eye' for mixed media yet... but this is what i came up with using the magnetic boards as my canvas.
the zinc sheet :
this one i call "passion"
here's how i made the magnets - glueing raw magnet under some mosaic
this next one i called "wallflower"
i used paper, paint (flowers were painted using one stroke technique), ink, party serviettes, rubber stamp, texture paste. i have uploaded more pics in my blog http://pimpandpaint.blogspot.com/2008/12/creative-process-of-magnetic-board.html
... if anyone is interested to look at them or read about the process.
have a creative week