(Above) Asian Magnet on birthday card
We recently received a packet of A4 Inkjet Magnetic sheets.
At first I was a bit stumped with what to do with it - then my brain jumped into gear and I crafted like mad.
I had a great time making fridge magnets and thinking of different ways I could use the magnetic sheet, now the fridge is almost full.
If you've never tried this media you HAVE to give it a go!
The soft magnetic sheet is bonded with a layer of high quality matt photo paper on one side that you can ink on, print on with your printer, stamp on etc.
I found that stamping works particularly well and because it is soft and slightly cushioned it gave a perfect image.
I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality that came out of our old HP printer. (my washed out, blurred photo's on this blog don't do it any justice) the images and colours were very crisp.
The only down side to it is that you can't saturated it with water, although it IS meant to be used on a printer I did try water colours on it and it buckled slightly, Promo Markers and felt pens worked perfectly though.
I used Brenda Pinnick's hardboard frames for a couple of the magnets leaving a boarder around the images to take the weight of the frame and toppers. I covered the frames with gems, sentiments and flowers which I attached using double sided tape and micro dots. although the sheets seem quite flexible and thin it can hold an amazing amount of toppers and embellishments and STILL cling tightly to the fridge metal.
Cutting it into shape is simple you just use your usual scissors or a craft knife, it has the texture of a very soft leather or suede even cutting out those "fiddly" bits was so easy!
You could print out your favourite recipes and have them to the fridge door where you can always find them.
Print off emergency or important phone numbers.
Print out paper dolls and their clothes from the net (there's loads of freebies out there )
Print off a digital scrapbook page of your loved ones or memories.
Print photos and attach to Christmas cards, that gran and gramps can put on display.
Scan in your favourite ATC's, print them off, put them on your fridge and let your visitors admire your artistic talent.
Stamp your favourite stamps on paper, scan them into your computer, enlarge them, print them off - you could colour them either on your computer by hand and you have large A4 sized magnets, you could cover the whole door of your fridge!.
Oooh I've slipped back into gear again, I'm off to make some more!