Magnetic Memo Board – Mixed Media Project
Hey all. Cheryl Carpenter from A Penchant for the Past, another of our awesome Mixed Media Design Team Members, is sharing today. Cheryl created a fun Mixed Media Magnetic Memo Board project for us this week. As you know, we feature a new Mixed Media project each week created by some talented artisans. Our goal is that you be creatively inspired by this series! Be sure to check out the video tour at the bottom of the page…you will need to scroll all the way down to see it. Are you ready to be inspired? I will let Cheryl tell you all about her project in her own words…
Hello everyone! Cheryl, here from A Penchant for the Past back to share another mixed-media design team project with you. This time I thought it would be fun to do a small Mixed Media Magnetic Memo Board for those small spaces. A place to put little reminders or affirmations.
Inspiration for the Project
The inspiration behind this project came about when Emily was bouncing ideas off of me. She liked the idea of adding wings to The Graphics Fairy vintage people photos, making a decorative ornament of some sort. I thought well, what if I gave them some kind of purpose besides just looking adorable. I considered that turning them into magnets might be fun and useful. However, I’m not a fan of putting magnets on my fridge. Therefore, I set out to make a magnet board in an antique style.
I personally adore anything that looks old, and I love using antique Victorian cabinet card photos in my creations. It was thrilling to go searching for some subjects that could be turned into little photo angels. I also needed to find the perfect background for the Mixed Media Magnetic Memo Board. There were countless backgrounds I came across that I wanted to use, but narrowed it down to a few options: one of their 8×10 printables that looked like weathered wallpaper, antique music sheet, and the ABCs book page. I decided to go with the ABCs book page, which I found in the Ephemera Collection bundle.
The Premium Membership site has a large selection of Victorian cabinet card photos to choose from. Since the ABCs are more of a child-like theme, I decided to find some images of children. I also knew I wanted to find children who were standing. All three girls had other people in the picture with them, so I had to make some adjustments for them to work. I was happy to find all three of these pretty young girls in the Mother’s Day Ephemera bundle.
My next task was to search for some wings that would be the right fit. As you can see, one of the young girls is standing slightly sideways, so I needed to make sure the wings fit her stance. The other two girls were a natural fit for wings. I was thrilled to find all of their wings in the Hand Colored Butterflies and Moths bundle.
Fussy Cutting and Hand Coloring
After fussy cutting the young girls out and adding their wings, I added some hand coloring to areas, which I thought needed a little pop of color. To finish the project off and to give it more antique charm, I used a rustic frame I purchased at Hobby Lobby. The only thing I did to the picture frame was to slap on a little chalk paint here and there.
I hope you enjoy this project and make your own Mixed Media Magnetic Memo Board. The Premium Membership site has numerous ways you can design one, so you aren’t limited to the one I have created. The tutorial for this project will be posted soon on the Premium Membership site. There’s more to it than meets the eye, so I really think you will want to take a closer look.
Magnetic Memo Board Flip Through Video
Thanks for reading about my latest Mixed Media project. Please, if you haven’t already go check out the show and share on The Graphics Fairy’s YouTube channel.
You can find me here: A Penchant for the Past