Friday, 1 April 2016

Altered Fridge Magnet

The theme for the latest Mixed Media Mojo challenge is to recycle with a twist of using metal.

I'd like to enter my magnet in the That's Crafty challenge - All Things Bright And Beautiful.

For my DT piece I've altered a postcard size fridge magnet that a local estate agents put through our door.

I also used three metal butterflies of this necklace that I found in a charity shop.

I covered the magnet with copy paper and painted it with gesso and acrllic paint.

I then glued some butterflies taken from a paper napkin and added more acrylic paint and some stencilling.

I stamped the Paper Inspirations image onto white copy paper, coloured it with pencils and glued it to the magnet. I splattered some black and white paint. I used a Martha Stewart butterfly punch and stamp for the small butterflies.

I cut three butterflies from the necklace and left the chain on. I coloured them with alcohol ink, bent the wings up and glued them to the magnet. I added the words.

I hope you can join in with the challenge, why not take a trip to Mixed Media Mojo to see the fabulous samples that the rest of the DT have made.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.


  1. Wonderful alteration Hazel, this would look great on any fridge door, just gorgeous. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Wowza! This is awesome! So cleaver...

  3. Oooh great upcycling Hazel xx

  4. Fantastic recycling Hazel. The colours and textures look great, that necklace was a super find in the charity shop.
    Yvonne xx

  5. What an amazing transformation Hazel, I will never look at a fridge magnet the same way again, this is gorgeous! Deb xo

  6. So beautiful hazel. Great work on the magnet and the butterflies.

  7. So clever! I won't be throwing this year's magnet away! xxx

  8. Wow! this is ace Hazel :) xx

  9. Hazel, this is stunning, loving the face surrounded by wings !

  10. This is so cool! Love all those bright colors, layers, and pretty butterflies!

  11. I love this! Great depth to the layers and the rainbow butterflies are just lovely!
    Alison x