Saturday, June 11, 2011

Make Your Own Stamp Magnets Tutorial

This is a very fun rainy day project for the whole family!
What You'll Need
Creative Paperclay
Rolling pin
Non-stick craft mat or wax paper
Assorted stamps
Sharp pottery tool or butter knife 
Acrylic paint
Paint brushes
Small cup of water for sculpting and paintbrush washing
Paper towel
Strong glue

What To Do
1. Roll out a lump of paperclay to 1/4-1/2 inches thick.

2. Lift the paperclay off of the craft mat to ensure that it is not sticking anywhere.
3.  Press your favorite stamps into the paperclay.

4.  Remove stamps to reveal impressions in the paperclay.

5.  Take sharp pottery tool or butter knife and cut around impressions. I prefer straight lines, but feel free to go with curves and circular shapes as well.

6.  Smooth edges with a bit of water.
7.  Bake in toaster oven at 220 degrees for 10 minutes, flip over and bake for another 10 minutes. You can also let the pieces dry overnight.
8.  Once dry, paint to your liking!!!
9.  One the paint dries, glue magnets (small round ones are best) to the back. Allow glue to dry.
10. Stick your new magnets onto your fridge or filing cabinet and enjoy those rainy day memories!!!


debbieluttrell said...

Great idea- I love the stamps that you used.

TAXCAT1 said...

if you "dry" them in a toaster oven, will that prevent the curling that happens when drying over night? I know to turn the piece over to keep it drying FLAT...I still did not have total success with that. Will have to try the oven idea!