I promise to get back to my Cricut soon, but I am really enjoying using my Big Shot right now! I’ve had it for a few years, but I’m just now starting to use it for more than paper. Today I cut fabric with it and created this fun magnet.
I used the fabric from the “scarf”/fabric piece my nephew gave me. I figured I could see it all the time if I turned it into something I could use. I then cut chipboard using the same Star, 10 Point 3 D Sizzix die. I used a sponge brush to paint some Mod Podge onto the chipboard and then I applied the fabric. Next, I covered the fabric with more Mod Podge and let each piece dry.
Those deep lines help you know where to fold everything. When I folded them while they were damp with Mod Podge they turned out fine. When I waited for them to be dry, they dried flat and the fold lines were gone!
Helpful hint: I suggest covering the chip board with the fabric first and then cutting it all out at once. No doubt that would be MUCH easier.
The petals are drying on some clear acetate. I used Fabri-Tac to glue the fabric pieces together. That works great for fabric projects. A glue gun would have worked well too.
I have a whole stash of cool bottle caps. These aren’t the ones. LOL! My daughter takes Art at school and she’s in love with Tim Holtz products and Tim Holtz”ish” products. This one falls under the category of Tim Holtz”ISH”. Though I think these are super cool, I would have had her use the bottle caps I have collected instead of buying these. You’ll understand why she has them when I say, “Her father took her shopping.” Enough said. She made a great art project, but I later found these sitting in the den unused. To the craft cave!! I decided she wouldn’t mind if I borrowed one. Right? I wonder if she’ll mind that I kept the whole pack? They are pretty cool.
I made the floral glass dome thing in the center by using some Dollar Store clear glass flats. It’s the same technique I used when I made magnets before. You can read about how to make them here (Cupcake Magnets) and here (Spongebob Magnets).