Friday, April 29, 2011

Fragments Magnets by Alice

Hello all! It's Alice here. I have a fun project to share with you today. I made some magnets using Tim Holtz' Rectangle Fragments and WOJ's digital images. Here is a look of the finished magnet:

Wouldn't it be so cool to stick this to your refrigerator door? I used Henry to the Rescue the for my sample.

Here is how I made it:

You will need:

  • Colored images or pre-colored images (I printed mine partially since I knew I only need parts of them to save ink and paper)
  • Fragments (You can resize your images to fit the size of your Fragments as well. I didn't resize my images.)
  • Glossy Accents
  • Megnets (I used thin self-adhesive sheet magnets, but you can use any type you have on hand as long as they are smaller than the Fragments you chose to use. Sorry that I forgot to include mine in this photo, but it will show up in one of the latter photos.)
  • A pencil
  • A pair of scissors

I used The Amazing Betty here. First, apply a generous among of Glossy Accents on the Fragment. 

Put the Fragments down where you want your magnet to look like, wiggle the Fragment a little to make sure the Glossy Accents covers the whole piece. Don't worry about the portion that got squeezed out, we'll take care of that later. Once you squeezed out the air, keep pressure on the Fragment for a little while or put a heavy object over it (like a book) and let dry.

While that one was drying, I used another sample made with Bat Henry to continue the tutorial. Once it's dried, trim off the excess paper with a pair of scissors.

Here is the finished Fragment. 

Trace your Fragment onto the magnetic sheet if you are using similar ones as mine. Trim around the penciled lines. I usually trim "inside" the pencil lines so that it fits my Fragment better. You can also just trim it after you stick the Fragment on.

Peel the backing and adhere the magnet to the finished Fragment.

Here are all three that I made. It's really easy and fun to make and I think they make really cool favors for kid's parties. Besides, the pre-colored digital image that were release this month will make it easier for you to mass produce projects like this. Hope you will give it a try. =)

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. How neat!! Would be a fun project to do with a younger child as well! Thanks for sharing :) *Hugs*

  2. Great tut Alice, I must give this a try!

  3. What a cool and cute idea! Love it!

  4. It's a pretty Idea. Thanks a lot for sharing Alice, have a great weekend everybody.

    Hugs Dunja x

  5. Great idea, Alice. I love coming to y'all site to see what is next. I'm NEVER disappointed. :)

  6. Gorgeous Alice !!
    Great idea, thinking of trying myself
    Thanks for sharing :)

    Have a great weekend
    Hugs Sonja

  7. Oh, my goodness! What a great idea! I surely will try this!

  8. A super cool idea!! Love it Alice.

  9. they are great and so easy to make...i made them and i used scrappaper, cause that looks better in my project but i will make them with stamp images aswell...Great to give someone as a present.

    Love Peet

  10. Such a cool project, Alice! Love those fragments!

  11. Great tut Alice,

    I created a tutorial for fragment magnets too for Club Anya!!! Ages ago now! here
    and here too
    Good to see someone elses!

    HuGs Kim :)

  12. Great tutorial Alice, where do you get your fragments? ~jeni :)


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