This week I crapted two kitty magnets. I was inspired to try out this crapt after seeing this awesome post. My kitty magnets were made out of aluminum foil, cereal boxes, and old magnets that I saved from a magnetic notepad. (After finishing the last page of the magnetic notepad, I saved the magnets and used them again.)
Here are the materials that I used:
- magnets <-- crap
- cereal boxes
- glue stick
- aluminum foil
- paper towel
- black craft paint (the original set of directions used shoe polish, but we didn't have any so I improvised)
- hot glue gun
Step 1: I cut out two rectangles from the cereal boxes. These became the base of my magnets. I doodled images on both and then traced my doodle with glue. I let the glue dry overnight. (Note: I made very simple designs because glue lines are pretty thick. Later I used a pencil to add details.)
Step 2: I cut out two pieces of aluminum foil that were bigger than my rectangles. I glued the aluminum foil onto each rectangle. Then, I carefully rubbed the aluminum foil to reveal the raised cat shape underneath. (Note: I placed a paper towel between my fingers and the aluminum foil to make sure that I wouldn't rip or scratch the foil.)
Step 3: I used a Q-tip to rub around the glue. This made the raised glue bits further stand out.
Step 4: I trimmed the aluminum foil and glued the excess bits onto the back.
Step 5: I used a pencil to create texture by drawing different patterns and finer details.
I repeated this dab and wipe off procedure until I got a look that I liked. To further emphasize the details, I lightly traced portions of my design with the Sharpie marker.
Step 7: I glued the magnets onto the back of my cat images and voila, two finished magnets.
Thanks for joining me on another crapting adventure.
Hope you have a great weekend!