Monday, May 17, 2021

Snarky Cat Resin Magnet Calendars

Ah, yes.....more calendars....what to do?  Well, I've been itching to ink up the Tim Holtz snarky cat images so I thought I'd give them a test run on some resin magnets.  I had some leftover Asian coaster from Celebrations so I decided to use them as the base.  I trimmed them down a bit to fit the images and words and to cut down on the weight that the magnets would have to hold.  The backs of the coasters were plain white so I just stamped on them with permanent black ink and colored them in with smudges of Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  I liked the messy look of the inks on the porous coaster surface, but if you prefer more bleeding and splotching, I recommend you stamp onto a watercolor paper and then color and adhere that to the coaster back.
Magnet sheets were glued onto the back of the printed side. Although the sheet magnets do have a sticky adhesive I felt a little extra glue couldn't hurt.  Next LED 1minute setting resin was applied to the front of the magnet and set with the LED light.  
Although the resin did warp the magnets a bit, I loved the shiny surface.  The calendars adhered well to the resin surface and covered up the words which will make a cute reveal at the end of the year. HaHaHa!



Annette Allen said...

How cute are those cats... love these Magnet Calendars.. SO FUN

Jenn Webb said...

So cute. So creative, love them.

eunice said...

These snarky cat coaster calendars are the cutest ever! I think the background effect you achieved by smudging on the distress inks matches perfectly with the fun snarky kitties. And I really like the idea of adding a coat of resin for a shiny surface... so cool!