Looking for another fun use for all the awesome stamps you have? Today we are sharing DIY mixed media mermaid magnets that both adults and kids can enjoy making together. They also make the cutest gift idea to give to your daughter or niece for their birthday.
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How to make the Mixed Media Mermaid Magnets
- Cute Little Mermaid Cling Stamp
- Xyron Creative Station + Magnet/Laminate Cartridge
- Xyron Sticker Maker
- DCWV Watercolor Stack (any cardstock/patterned paper will do)
- ink pad
- stamp block
- plain white cardstock or watercolor paper
- colored pencilss and/or markers
- watercolors and paintbrush (optional)
Deep Red Stamps are made from a blend of natural rubbers and are attached to a cling foam pad for better definition. For this project, I used the Cute Little Mermaid stamp. Start by placing the stamp on a stamp block and then pressing ink onto it. Make a print on a sheet of paper, then set aside to dry. For the watercolor background, all you have to do is paint watercolors randomly over a sheet of paper and let dry. Then make your print on top of it.
Once the ink is dry, it’s time to color the magnets. There are many different ways to color them. We used colored pencils and markers. Using a shimmery scrap paper leftover from our handmade stamped jar cards we shared last month, I wrote the adorable saying, “Mermaid Kisses & Starfish Wishes” with a black marker.
Next, I cut a somewhat small rectangle shape from a mermaid patterned paper. I also cut around the colored mermaid. Once cut, I ran it through the Xyron Sticker Maker – if you don’t have one, I totally recommend getting one as we use ours often. Peel the homemade sticker from the backing and place it on the patterned rectangle shape off to the right side. Then I added the cute saying next to it using this same method.
Now comes the fun part! Place the rectangles on to the Creative Station tray. I also added another cute saying from a section in the DCWV Paper Pack I used for this project. It’s SO SIMPLE! Just turn the handle to crank out your new crafty magnets! Cut around the shapes and discard the leftover pieces.
Now they’re ready to display on the refrigerator or gift to a special little girl! Kids can also make them to give to friends and family as a handmade gift.