These are pebble magnets; they are very easy to make and very neat to look at. You could probably stare at them all day!
All you need are clear craft glue, pebble rocks, cut-outs, and magnets.
My glue of choice is E6000 because you just need one dab, and it doesn't bubble up the artwork underneath. Plus, its adhesiveness is more than sufficient! As for the pebble rocks, I bought them at the Dollar Store (They can be found at Wal-mart or any craft store). They are the bigger pebbles, approximately 1-inch. They should be flat on one side. (Important Note: They need to be clear and not iridescent.) As for the magnets, they should be pretty strong to hold up the pebble; however, if the magnets are too big, the pebbles will stick out too far. Use your discretion. :)
As for the artwork, I chose to design my own. If you like it, e-mail me and I will send you a FREE...FREE...FREE pdf file of it so you can make your own mushroommeadow magnets (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
----- so...Here's what you do:
Step One: Choose a design. It could be from a magazine, comic strip, book, or printed from your computer (the possibilities are endless). Make sure it is printed on cardstock or glued to a heavier piece of paper; this will prevent the glue from discoloring the design from the magnet part-
Step Two: Cut the design out to fit neatly behind the pebble rock-
Step three: If you're using my designs, color them. I used watercolor pencils. If you are using something else, proceed to step four-
Step four: Put a dab of glue on the design, and stick the pebble rock flat side onto it. Make sure there are no bubbles in the glue-
Step five: Put a dab of glue on the magnet, and stick the designed pebble onto it-
Step six: Be patient; wait for them to dry.
Step seven: Stick them on the fridge, microwave, or give them away.