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Topic: Harry Potter Magnets - don't look if you are WEBMYCURY!  (Read 9585 times)
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« on: March 16, 2006 02:33:40 PM »

Well, I made some magnets. I am not sure about them because they are kind of wrinkly. I need help with that.

They look okay here:

But in the right light you can see the wrinkles:

I used left-over magnet pieces for the back:

1. I printed the images on sticker paper, then I stuck those to some felt.

2. I cut out the felt and stickers together.

3. I mod-podged the stickers to the felt. This is when the paper wrinkled.

4. I cemented the magnets to the back.

So, how can I prevent the wrinkling? ANY suggestions (different materials, different techniques, etc.) are very much appreciated. Thank you!

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2006 11:09:50 PM »

just in my opinion........

i would've used sculpey instead of felt....
if you don't know about sculpey....... welcome to the wonderful world of it!!... it's a clayish material.... no... it's clay. but it can be baked in your oven and it hardens in there instead of being in a kiln.

if you use sculpey, they wont be as flimsy. also, i bet you could just print that stuff out on regular paper and then mod podge the images right onto the (pre baked) sculpey..

i made magnets for a christmas gift with sculpey.... i just need to find a good enough adhesive to hold the 2 "slick" (more like "flat") surfaces together. i used hot glue ........ and... well... haha... that's basically it. so i wasn't too adventurous in my adhesive quest. they held but i also used a crud load of it. not so pretty on the eyes. yet, functional.

i hope that helps a little.


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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2006 04:44:14 AM »

i would've used sculpey instead of felt....

That is such a great idea!! The magnets could be baked right in and held there like they are framed in. Wow. I'll be trying this out soon. Thank you!

I did a different set of magnets last night using craft foam instead of felt. The stickers didn't wrinkle when I put the mod-podge on. So, a flatter surface seems to be the key to not wrinkling.

« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2006 04:46:58 AM »

They look great - I like the way they are cut out (rather than just being rectangular, etc) - emphasises the interesting shapes of the badges.

You may have had problems with the felt because it's porus - I'd imagine it'd absorb the liquid in the glue, hence the wrinkling.

I've used UHU to stick magnets to paper for marble magnets before and that's very strong.  I don't know if you can get it in the states etc - I'm in the UK

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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2006 05:27:10 AM »

I dont know if this is any help, But I have found when trying to stick felt onto felt, it helps if you have a layer of paper stuck to the felt between the layers, (know it doesnt help with this) but, you could try sticking the image onto cardboard then onto the paper or card thats on the felt..??

Just an idea if youw anted to still use felt.


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