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Monday, May 31, 2010

Magnet board collage- redo

Here is a picture that my husband and I mounted to masonite using spray mount, then we modge podged brush strokes on it to create a more canvas looking art piece. We found this picture at Z-Gallery for $425 and loved it- but not the price. So we found a place that sold the picture only for $80. Then my husband made the frame to go around it. It would've been far too expensive to pay someone to frame it for us- so he made a frame. I loved it! But then we moved to Texas where the humidity and modge podge didn't do so well together and you can tell in the corner of the picture that it started to bubble. I really didn't feel like I could find another picture to fit the frame- and I really didn't want to pay another $80! So- off to Home Depot where we found galvenized 10" ducting. Its far cheaper than the sheets of metal- it was only $13 for a large sheet of it. It looks like this.
We layed it flat and cut it with tin snips. (they look like giant scissors)

After it was cut to size we layed it on the masonite and used Weldwood, Contact Cement to adhere it. (Follow their instructions on can) We used a rolling pin to get any air bubbles out and then clamped it to the table overnight til it was dry.

Then we attached it to the frame and I began decorating magnets like crazy- including using my sister Renee's clothespin idea and attached a magnet to the back. Here is the finished product- I'm not sure I'm going to keep it over my fireplace- but I think it would be great in my office!

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  1. I think it looks really cute!
    It would look awesome hung over a desk in an office for sure!


  2. Love it! I did something similar but painted over the sheet with chalkboard paint so I can use it both ways... it's up in my dining room where I can place a quote or the nights dinner menu!

  3. Love it and it looks great there- it looks like a family room - which showcases the family.

    off to read more of your blog..

  4. What a great project! I love it.

    Thanks so much for linking up to the CSI Project! You are more than welcome to link up as many projects as you like. We are thrilled to have you!


  5. Very cute! I also love the background art on your blog! Nice!

  6. This is such a clever and creative project. Well done!