Monday, April 2, 2012

Creative Chemistry Journey Wrap-Up

Howdy Candies…So excited you stamped by today!  This weekend I had an opportunity to take my lil girl round the craft stores to hunt for regular clear emboss powder.  Wowza I am honestly speechless that neither the local chains nor SS have this particular goodie in stock.  (I’m loving the enameled metal technique big time) So suffice to say whilst we were out & about checking stores it just so happened that craftwarehouse was doing this $3.00 make & take using varied papers, a choice of a cool vinyl image & a paper weight.  I made one for my son so I don’t have mine completed to post so I will amend when I do (takes a bitty for things to dry).  Anyhow…I took that idea & realized I bought these 1 1/4” or so glass pieces that have a little bitty of a dome of sorts & magnets that I’ve had forever in my Studio.  It was really neat because our oldest daughter stopped in with her Fiance’ to have Sunday Family dinner & we actually sat down to create a few of these into Refrigerator Magnets.  They are so cool looking & I can’t wait till my gloss medium arrives so that I can do some additional add-ons using Tim’s ideo-logy findings line to add dimension to them.  So without further ado…PHOTOS: (To leave feedback, comments or suggestions please click on the Title to this post & scroll down)

This is what they look like drying as I did apply Glossy Accents to the back (self-leveling) to keep the glass effect continuous:


Of course I enjoyed making these so much so far that I decided to post a picture collage of some of my Fav backgrounds (The first one with Butterfly I used a rub-on prior to applying the paper to the back):


THButterflyMagnet THBingoMagnet

THNYStreetMagnet THLabelsMagnet


Here are all the supplies you need & if you have substitutes like I did have at it & see what you create:



1.  Make sure your punch matches the shape of your clear rock, paper weight, etc. & I used Tim Holtz “Crowded Attic” & “Paper Stash” small squares (as it maintains the image quality in a smaller size, I love these duo sided papers they certainly are great for creating altered pieces with).

2. Lightly adhere gloss modge podge or any other medium you wish to use.

3. Center your punched circle (I added walnut Distress Ink Pads with my personalized InkBloc tool that you can special order at around the edges) Then press to make sure you get the bubbles out…you can use a card like I did to make sure to scrap the bottom.

4.  Then put a thin layer over the top of the paper & around the edges of the paper with Modge Podge or adhesive of choice. 

5.  Take glossy accents & put a small layer (self leveling) around the back edges then draw inwards till there are no bubbles.  Then allow to set to dry approx. 24 hours to be sure.  You can place your magnet in about 2 hours into the drying time if you choose it does adhere the same or wait till it is dry to adhere your magnet with a glue gun to the back.

That’s it!  You have yourself a homemade Fridge Magnet.  I used a heavier weight of magnets & I do plan on embellishing them much more than what you see here with some ideo-logy findings. I’m giddy about this because it clears up some space that these have just decided to collect dust on for quite a while.  I would LOVE to see what you create with yours.  I will be giving away a set of 3 embellished Fridge Magnets on April 30th for those that would like to participate in our Linky Party see the end of the post & share Your Tim Holtz Fridge Magnet’s Experiments…(You can use any product you have on hand).

Today is the end of our “Creative Chemistry 101” online class…however, it is still open forum Questions for Tim until April 9th so please feel free to sign-up whenever you want to as the class is for a lifetime.  In the process of this live class ending there are so many incredibly talented people who shared along in this journey together & we have invited “Creative Chemistry 101” Graduate Students over to our online FB Group.  We would love to have you join us.  So when you have completed your course please feel free to join along on a Continued Journey with us.  (My apologies as the links to these are within the paid class forums via & it truly is the only way to become apart of our Student Pages & Group as well as maintain the integrity of all Students, Tim Holtz & the Team at  This is the big announcement I have for today…I hope you ENJOY & feel free to participate all month long in April to the Candy Studio Linky party, of your experiment with these cool quick & easy Fridge Magnets.  Thanks for Stamping By…

To Enter Just Click to Add Your Link, Then Copy & Paste the URL address located where your photo or post is, That’s it…I’ve shared the first so you know how to participate. Thank You & Looking forward to announcing the winners April 30th. 

1 comment:

Tomoe Inoue said...

wow! what a fun idea! I want to try this too :D
Thank you for inspiration! and share! fantastic!