Mini Canvas Magnets

I saw these tiny 2×2 inch stretched canvases at my local craft store (they come in a package of 6) and thought they were so cute!! I had to come up with something to use them for – they are just so adorable. 🙂 So…what to do?

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They are the perfect size for magnets. I pulled out my trusty paints and card making supplies and here is the end result…

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I painted them with Native Turquoise and Deep Peach chalk finish acrylic paint, let them dry, and then dry brushed a little Rich Brown on the edges and across the top. The paint is CraftSmart brand that I found at Michael’s craft store. Then I stamped the words “hello” or “friend” with brown ink on the corner of the canvas. The stamps are from the Heartfelt Sentiments set from Unity Stamp Company.

The butterfly on the peach canvas is stamped with turquoise ink on white card stock, die cut, and glued to the canvas by just the body, then the wings are folded up away from the canvas. The stamp and die set is from ART-C. (I found mine at Michael’s) The heart is punched from turquoise card stock using the Owl Punch from Stampin’ Up and attached to the canvas.

The flower on the turquoise canvas is punched from terra cotta card stock. I used an older punch from Stampin’ Up that is no longer available, but any small flower punch will work. I added a dew drop to the center of the flower and another one over the word “hello”.

To make them into magnets, I added a thin strip of magnet tape to the top and bottom of the back of the frame. Even though the magnet tape had adhesive on it, I added a bit of glue to make sure it would stay adhered to the frame.

Here they are packaged and ready to give as a small thinking of you gift.

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The possibilities are truly endless with these tiny blank canvases – holidays, birthdays, monograms – anything you can imagine! Just have fun! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

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