Friday, August 5, 2011

One Artsy Mama's Mod Podge Magnets & Jewelry Giveaway!!



Hi!  I'm Amy from One Artsy Mama, and I'm excited to be participating
in this year's CraftShare! I love all kinds of arts and crafts...painting, sewing, jewelry-making, and DIY projects, especially when I can get my "Little Crafter" involved.


My job today is to share with you a fun activity featuring one of my favorite supplies, Mod Podge!
Gosh, that stuff is good for everything, isn't it?! 
Here's our latest project and how you can make your own:
PERSONALIZED MOD PODGE MAGNETS


Materials:
Mod Podge
large clear decorative stones
magnetic tape
scissors
pencil
paint brush
arts supplies as desired: scrapbook paper, stamps, ink, colored pencils, stickers, glitter, paint, etc.

Basically, you can make your magnet with anything you like.  You can use photos, magazine clippings, or any kind of artwork for the backing.  For these, I stamped on designer scrapbook paper.  If you choose a different backing, skip to step 2.

STEP 1: Choose a piece of scrapbook paper and stamp your desired image on it using Staz-On or other solvent ink.  Water-based inks won't hold up when you apply the Mod Podge.  Color with colored pencils if you'd like.  Little Crafter stamped some of these images, which is why they're all over the place. ;)


STEP 2: Place a decorative stone over each image and lightly trace around it with a pencil.  You need to do this with a different stone for each image because they all have slightly different shapes and you want the backing to be a perfect match.  Sorry these photos didn't turn out really great.


STEP 3: Cut out circle.  Apply Mod Podge to the flat side of the decorative stone and place the image face down on top.  Let dry.


STEP 4: When dry, add a generous coat of Mod Podge on the back.


STEP 5: Cut a piece of magnetic tape for the back of each magnet and adhere when Mod Podge is dry.  I hot-glued mine on because I had a bit of trouble with them falling off the fridge when I just used the magnet's adhesive.


I thought these turned out super-cute.  I'm anxious to try these with other kinds of backings too.  Little Crafter loooves to paint and is fantastic at it, so I'm thinking I'll get him to do a few paintings that I can cut into magnet sized pieces. The bird magnet featured in the center of the photo is actually going to be the favor I make for a baby shower I'm helping to host for one of my best friends.  We're going with a bird's nest theme, so I thought this cute little guy would be a nice reminder of the day for guests to take home.  Now I just have to make about 15 more!


Speaking of bird nests, I mentioned earlier that one of my favorite ways to be artsy-craftsy is to make jewelry.  One of my specialties {found in my Etsy shop} is these bird nest necklaces...and earrings and rings.




I told Cheryl that I'd be happy to offer a giveaway, so here it is! 

One lucky winner will receive a bird's nest necklace.  I'll be happy to personalize it for you with whatever number/color of "eggs" you'd like to have in your nest.

How to Enter:
- Head over to One Artsy Mama on Etsy and browse through the items available for sale.  Then come back here and leave a comment about your favorite one.  Be sure to include an email address if it's not on your profile.

For Extra Entries (leave a separate comment for each one):


The giveaway will be open until 11:59pm EST August 12th.  A winner will be announced that weekend.  Good Luck!  Thanks so much to Cheryl for hosting CraftShare and for the chance to participate.  And, thanks to you for letting me share my latest project with you.  Hope you enjoyed it!  I'd love to have you come visit One Artsy Mama anytime!

Thanks for sharing such a fun project and a fantastic giveaway Amy!!!

58 comments:

  1. I like the Miniature Bird's Nest Pendant with Purple Eggs

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  2. Always a pleasure to visit your blog...
    Have a "creative" week-end.
    Anna

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  3. I have always LOVED the peas in a pod necklace!

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  4. I follow your blog too. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  5. My favorite in your shop is the miniature birds nest earrings with blue eggs. SO stinking cute!!!
    californiasunshine84(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I'm following One Artsy Mama's blog now!

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  7. I'm a follower of sew can do blog!!!

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  8. I shared the giveaway on facebook!!
    http://www.facebook.com/metsymade

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  11. i love the sweet peas in a pod! So cute!!!!! thewamsleywoman at gmail dot com

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  12. I became a follower of One Artsy mamma via GFC. thewamsleywoman at gmail dot com

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  13. I became a fan of One Artsy Mama on Facebook!
    thewamsleywoman at gmail dot com

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  14. I "liked: sew can do on facebook! tI thewamsleywoman at gmail dot com

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  16. i shared this givewaway on FB - here is the link to my facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=243808305642423&id=768459738

    thewamsleywoman at gmail dot come

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  17. I follow Sew Can Do via GFC -
    thewamsleywoman at gmail dot com

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  18. I like the turquoise bird's nest necklace.

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  19. I like the Sheet Music Adjustable Ring!


    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

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  20. I follow sew can do!


    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

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  21. I like sew can do on fb!


    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

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  22. I love the birds next pendants, so many great colors to choose from. The rings look great too.

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  23. I`m a follower of One Artsy Mama

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  24. Now following Amy's awesome blog!

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  25. Liked One Artsy Mama on FB!
    # Bead Embroidery

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  26. Now following "Sew Can Do" blog.

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  27. Shared the give-away at my FB page:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/More-Than-Stitches/193257504020226

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  28. Tweeted the give-away!
    http://twitter.com/#!/MoreThanStitch

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  29. I love the Sheet Music Adjustable Ring

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  30. I love the Miniature Bird's Nest Pendant with Purple Eggs.

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  31. I love the sweet peas in a pod necklace!

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  32. There are so many that I like. The best has to be Large Bird Nest Pendant with Pink Eggs.

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  33. I have been wanting one of these bird's nest necklaces, in turquoise, of course! They are just beautiful!!!

    Kelly

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  34. I'm a fan of One Artsy Momma!!!

    Kelly

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  35. I am also a fan of hers on facebook!

    Kelly

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  36. I love the things in your shop. My favorites are the birds nest jewelry. I love the rings and necklaces.

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  37. I am a follower of Sew Can Do.

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  38. I am now a follower of One Artsy Mama.

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  39. I love the pea in the pod necklace what a sweet little gift for a mother to be!!! i make pea in a pod onesies and this would be an excellent addition. You rock!!!

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  40. I like the peas in a pod necklace

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  41. I liked One Artsy Mama FB page

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  42. I love the peas in a pod necklace! Although I love all of it, including the family wreath necklaces. But the pea pods are so bright, cheerful, and have great meaning. :)

    jessica.blacknall@gmail.com

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  43. jwtawny@rocketmail.com

    I really like the birthstone necklace as well as the purple bird's nests.

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