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Altered Wooden Nickels #2

Creating mini-collage magnets from wooden nickels.

Art and instructions by Caryl Hoobler

Larger size images are shown below instructions

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2 collaged wooden nickel magnets by Caryl Hoobler

How to make these wooden nickel magnets.

Supplies:

Wooden Nickel blanks

Tacky glue or PVA glue

drill or dremel with small drill bit

gesso

gel medium

jewelry glue

self sticking magnet sheet

water color paints

assorted embellishments, ribbon, fibers, feathers

collage images: images used on the magnets shown above are from the following Bmuse Collage sheets: Costumes of the French Opera, Mardi Gras#1 , and sheet music .

 

Instructions: Mardi Gras Magnet

Paint front of wooden nickel with gesso. Once the gesso is dry paint with purple water color paint. Glue on strip of sheet music. Cut out and glue on face and words from the Mardi Gras #1 collage sheet. Seal with gel medium. Cut a circle from the magnet sheet 1/4 inch smaller than wooden nickel. Attach feather to the back of the nickel with glue and cover with magnet circle. Attach star embellishments with jewelry glue.
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Instructions: French Opera magnet

Drill a small hole in wooden nickel. Paint front of wooden nickel with gesso. Once the gesso is dry paint with light purple and blue water color paint. Cut out and glue French Opera image. Seal with gel medium. Thread fibers thru drilled hole and add embellishments with jewelry glue. Cut a circle from the magnet sheet 1/4 inch smaller than wooden nickel and attach to back.

 

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