One of the advantages of cleaning & organizing craft supplies, is finding items that I thought I'd lost of forgot I had. I knew just what I wanted to do when I found this packet of magnetic frames.On Art-Venturers, I signed up for the "Tag You're It" swap. One person in the swap is picked each month, she becomes "it" and chooses a theme. Then everyone in the group makes a small item incorporating that theme and sends the item to "it" by the end of the month. This month, "it" is Carol C and she choose the theme "travel". I had found an image last week and was dithering on what I wanted to make, now I knew: a travel themed magnet & magnetic frame combo. I picked up an outdated atlas at my local library for $1. I loved the polar projection map, cut out a piece a little bigger than the magnet. I got it damp, wrinkled it up and ran a Distress ink pad over the creases and lightly sprayed over it with homemade color mist (blue dye ink & some perfect pearls).
I adhered the map to the the front of the magnet with the xyron adhesive, trimmed the edges, then used a craft knife to cut the two sections apart.
Stamped on some words and added images. I like how it looks all together.
And think the separate pieces, the magnetic frame and oval magnet, stand well on their own.