The worst part is getting the magnet paint on the boards. You have to mix it just right for it to work, which means constant stirring. AND, it stinks like nobodies business. Seriously. I have to keep the garage door open when I paint it onto the boards and I still get a wicked headache. And Lord knows what it's doing to my insides!
But, after 4 -5 coats of magnet paint, which takes a couple days for all the layers the dry, I'm ready to get down to business and do the fun part.
For me, the fun part is selecting the prints to use, getting them mounted and then.....my very favorite part.....figuring out what the magnets will be attached to based on the subject of the print. Call me crazy, I like the challenge. Not that it's a huge challenge, but since it IS a calendar assembly line and a process I've pretty much perfected over the last year or so, there's not a lot of creativity left in it for me. EXCEPT.....when I get to the magnets!
Here's what I've been working on.....
|From Everlasting to Everlasting Calendar.|
|I used polymer clay for this magnet. Tons of fun!|
|I think this calendar is my fave.|
|Resin roses for the magnets!|
There are a few others that have not made it off the assembly line yet. To be quite honest, this 37 year old body cramps up a lot on the assembly line......so I don't stay on the line too long!
|I added this photo because I loved the blurry edges effect from iphoto. Have I mentioned that I love my Mac?|
|And, of course, the Davidson calendar. I print out tiny photos of Sanctuary and The Village Store, attach them to glass with resin and then add the magnet. Extra work but so worth it.|
You can find all these calendars in the gallery or in the online store at Sanctuary of Davidson.
Happy Wednesday! AND....thanks to everyone who left sweet comments, phone calls, emails, etc. about my Granny. You all made me feel very loved!