Thursday, March 8, 2012

magnetic note board

Hi!  I've been working on a couple of projects that at times have been frustrating.  And I wonder why do I do what I do?  Can't I just make things simple?  So I kind of gave up on some things for this magnetic note board.  I wanted to create a Mizuhiki butterfly but just could not find a tutorial or figure it out by staring at the photo for hours at a time.  So finally I just had to call it quits.  Do I really need that butterfly?  YES!  But I'll have to let it go for my sanity.  Not to mention that the weather here has been horrible with rain, thunder, lightning and hail and now wind, and it makes me feel tired and cranky.  Driving in this kind of weather is awful too!  Today is not as bad but the wind has really picked up. 

Anyway, I made this board for the Asian inspired theme over at Anyone for Anya.  I also have gotten a little addicted to this new technique (for me, anyway) of 3D paper piecing.  The tutorial can be found HERE and it is a bit time consuming but the end product is really neat.   

Here is TGF's Geisha Anya that I've paper pieced using the 3D idea.  You can see that it doesn't lay flat.  You'll have to check out the tutorial to see how it gets that way. 

Here is another angle.  I've cut out many layers on her hair and even the tiniest flowers on her kimono.  I think it's neat that you can achieve the 3D look without using foam or dimensional tape.

This is the completed magnetic board.  I covered the metal sheet you can find at the local craft store or even at home improvement stores with Japanese washi paper.  I place it into a shadowbox frame since I had one at home just collecting dust. 

Because I didn't want to flatten her out, I used dimensionals to attach her onto the board.

I made little magnets too using Tim Holtz's fragments charms and this cute bunny washi paper that I had left over.  I added bows with glue dots.  I don't have magnets on them yet though!  I would've gone today to pick some up but the weather again made me stay home.

How the magnets look on the board.  Just pretend that they are actually stuck on.

I have another project using this 3D technique that has also been driving me a bit crazy.  Hopefully I'll get that done soon.

Thanks for reading!

11 comments:

Alyce said...

OMG! lol I love this!!! She is coloured beautifully and I love the dimensional technique you used. Great idea for a magnet board...I have a black one lying around somewhere that I could spiff up hehe :) Thanks for playing along with Anyone for Anya this week too!

Barb said...

so sweet!!!

Rachel Parys said...

Oh my God! I can't even imagine how long that took! That is flippin' fantastic! If I could have half of your talent...

You are amazing! Now I'm gonna have to look at that darn tutorial. ;p

Cheryl said...

Super cute!!! That's a neat 3d anya, that looks like a lot of pieces to cut though. Cute bunny charms! Hope it stops raining soon.

Creations by Shirl said...

You are one ambitious person, love the way you just design your projects.... This is really cool and love that 3D effect... and love those charms....

Lorraine said...

Girlfriend, your creations are always over the top! This is beautiful - love your dimensional Anya and the cool magnets!

Handmade Cuties said...

Your creative mind is working overtime but you still managed to make this oh so beautiful Anya! Love it!

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Love this ! it's so pretty and very useful!Love it!
hugs
Doreen

Blankina said...

So cute and original!!
Ciao Blankina

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Your magnet board to beautiful with that gorgeous little Geisha. I love it and the technique is very effective.

Thanks for playing at Anyone for Anya? last week (sorry I'm late getting around!!)

Happy crafting
Sam

RiNNE said...

This is stunning!! I'm going to have to try that technique!!! So many projects, so little time!!!