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For the blog hop, I made this magnetic bulletin board. More photos and instructions for my bulletin board project appears below the blog hop links.
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I made a magnetic bulletin board using a 12 x 16 blank painter's canvas, metal roof flashing, a cork sheet and inexpensive magnets from Michael's. You would never know it from looking that it is magnetic would you??
I took some left over roof flashing (you can buy small rolls at your local hardware store) and cut it to fit the left side (approx 12" tall by 10" wide) of my bulletin board using tin snips. Be careful because the cut edges are sharp. I adhered the flashing to the front of a 12 x 16 painter's canvas. I used E6000 adhesive and some clamps until the adhesive was dry. Then I took a 12 x 12 piece of designer paper and wrapped it around the back of the canvas. I used 1/4" Scor-Tape along the edges of the flashing to hold the paper down on the front side. This is one of my favorite tape adhesives! If you have not tried it, I highly suggest your order a roll or two or three from ScrapbookPal and try it. I adhered the paper on the back of the canvas with Tombow Mono Aqua glue. Because the 12 x 12 paper won't cover the whole canvas and have room to wrap around, I wrapped it around the left and bottom edges only. I trimmed the corners so I had a nice looking edge. I used black satin ribbon to create the diamond shapes on the right side using the Tombow adhesive to adhere them. My ribbon sections are about 2.5" apart. I used Craft Glue Dots under each intersection/cross point of the ribbon to hold it in place. I then added a rhinestone at each intersection for some bling. On the left side, I cut another piece of coordinating designer paper to about 7.5" wide by 12" tall. I again used the Scor-Tape to hold the paper in place and wrapped the edges around the right and bottom sides. Again adhering the back with Tombow Mono Aqua Adhesive. I tried to keep these edges nice and even so the back would look almost as nice as the front. I cut a piece of cork I purchased on a roll approximately 5" wide by 10" tall. I adhered this with the E6000 adhesive and used small clamps on the edge to hold it down until dried.
Because the bulletin board is longer than my 12x12 paper, for the top I used a striped paper to help cover the seam which I then cover with a ribbon anyway. I cut 2 pieces at approximately 3.5" wide. I wrapped them over the top and around the edges and then trimmed away the excess paper. Before attaching the top paper to the canvas I cut some circles on my Cricut and then ran them through my Cuttlebug with the the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. I lined these up and then adhered them to the back side of the paper. I then adhered the paper to the canvas. To cover us the seams I used a ribbon. I made 3 small flowers using the Paisley cartridge on my Cricut. I cut 3 scalloped circles at 1.5" (Doll1 Button Icon, p. 66) using Real Dial Size on white cardstock and then 3 scalloped circles at 1" (same button) on pink. I spritzed the cuts with water and crumpled them up. I unfolded them and then began to shape the flowers. I used my emobssing heat gun and dried the flowers shaping as I went. Using chalk (or a blender pen and ink pad work great too), I colored the edges of the white cardstock. I then layered the flowers and used the Tombo Adhesive to hold them together. I then spritzed the flowers with Dazzling Diamond Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. I adhered them to the ribbon using the Tombow Adhesive but glue dots or hot glue work great too.
For the magnets, I purchased the $1 packages of glass magnets at Michaels. Using an exacto knife to loosen the glue, I peeled off the magnet and removed the paper (very easy to do). I cut small circles out of my matching designer paper to fit under the glass piece of the magnet. Using Matte or Glossy Accents, I lightly smeared some on the back of the glass piece and then placed the paper under the glass. Once dried I used more of the Matte or Glossy Accents to attach the magnet onto the back of the glass again sandwiching the designer paper in between.
I hope you enjoyed this project and try it for yourself. Thank you for joining us for the ScrapbookPal Flower Power Blog Hop.
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