Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Magnet Board by Judi Kauffman for The Queen’s Ink

This project is from my Magazine archive, published years ago but worth another look because it’s such a great item to make as a holiday gift! Make a couple for yourself, while you’re at it. Magnet boards are perfect for any room in the house – useful in the kitchen, office, workshop, or on the door in the mud room…

In case you don’t want to duplicate the board precisely as shown, here are the ‘Design Strategies’ to make it your own:
  • Choose a stencil that includes multiple patterns or words.
  • Pick a palette of 4 or more paints suitable for metal.
  • Start with 3 of the paints and cover the metal with dappled color, applied in a random manner.
  • Move the stencil around and use 2 or more additional colors to add pattern/words till the board is filled.
  • Stencil a set of matching magnets.

In case you DO want to duplicate the board as shown, use the Story Time stencil by Seth Apter’s plus metal-suitable paint in 3 shades of green, plus light teal and purple.

  • Story Time stencil by Seth Apter 9 x 12 (StencilGirl Products)
  • Magnet board (Shown: MagPanel)
  • Metal paint in five or more colors
  • Paint brushes
  • Stencil brush
  • Magnets
  • Optional: Woven webbing for hanging loop

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