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« on: September 12, 2015 05:15:26 AM »

These were two resin collage magnets I made for the recent Fridge Magnet Swap, for Kwality570.  We both had nature/woodland themes in our questionnaire and funnily enough, we both made each other a fox magnet.  When I saw her theme, I thought of a little woodland scene, and this was what I came up with.


I made some die cut, water colour birch trees for the background, and stamped and decorated the mushrooms and fox, with permanent ink, and micron pens.  I layered them in a mold (reused packaging), with the forefront first, with several layers of resin, finishing with some unsealed washi paper to make the background.


 Unsealed paper wicks up the wet resin and becomes wonderfully translucent.  I embedded the magnet in the thin layer of resin, behind the fox so it would not be so visible, and used a rare earth magnet so it could be a small dot.


This made a rather largish magnet - I think about 3"x3" or so?  I kept the layers of resin thin so it would not be too heavy also.

Here is more about it on my blog, if anyone is interested...

In the course of the swap discussion, we found out that her wedding date was coming up soon, and I am so glad we found out before shipping, because it gave me the chance to make a quick extra for her, a magnet with her wedding date on it.


I die cut the letters and numbers from shrink plastic and shrunk them down, and embedded them in the first layer of resin.  I then die cut the small hearts and sprinkled them in the second and third layers - keeping them quite thin.  Then I backed it with a pale washi paper so that the foreground would stand out more, hiding the magnet behind the hearts.


Also a bit more in a separate post on my blog if anyone is interested.

Next time, I am picking up some glow in the dark paper and trying that in a resin collage.
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2015 05:18:25 AM »

Those are great, I love the resin technique you used.  They came out amazing!
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2015 06:32:54 AM »

Resin collage gives really neat results! That foxy is super cute!
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2015 06:36:23 AM »

These look awesome! Resin is one of those things on my list to try!
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2015 06:45:25 AM »

Thank you - it was actually a lot of fun to make.  Well, other than the waiting.  Waiting for resin to set before moving to the next step sucks.  

B1K - you have to try it, the end results can be great.  I started small with some little jewelry pieces.  It can be fussy, but the end results when things go right, can be great.  It also makes for a more durable surface, versus using something like Diamond Glaze.
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2015 02:41:09 PM »

I love that fox! Beautiful work!
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2015 03:12:54 PM »

Way to go thinking outside the box by making resin magnets. I always think of "Fridgies", either crocheted or plastic canvas magnets, so seeing resin magnets was really cool! Plus, they look awesome.
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2015 05:45:46 PM »

I personally like more durable surfaces for fridge magnets - to protect from moisture from steam, splashes, or that ick that can develop from the build up of dust with moisture/grease - you know what I mean?  I thought resin would be durable in that sense.
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2015 08:07:53 AM »

This is great!  I love the layered look and that background turned out perfect!
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2015 11:55:52 AM »

I love that they are translucent. The fox is adorable.
Isn't it hard to deal with tiny air bubbles in the resin?
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