Perhaps some of you may remember the header image above, not to mention the images below…..
…and all of my non-stop talk in that post, about how much I LOVE COLORS!! It was a post called ‘It Takes a Village To Make a Mess’ and can be found in the December archives. So what were we making that day??………….
We called them “Mini-Masterpiece Magnets.”
It was abstract fine art, done our way! And each one SIGNED by for the artists, no less!!
We took those full sheet finger paintings, mounted them on magnetic material, cut them into 3″ x 3″ squares, and then ‘framed’ them with some black vinyl. Then we made up sets of three, put them in those nifty clear bags I love, with a ribbon and a tag that said ‘Mini-Masterpiece Magnet Set’. : ) We thought they were so colorful and fun, and honestly, it was my favorite hand-made craft gift we made to give as Christmas gifts. We can only hope others could appreciate all of the colors and happy-emotion of these paintings, to adorn their refrigerators, perhaps to hold up a masterpiece of their own child’s, or a shopping list!
We made A LOT of them, and really…….they were truly hand picked into sets, for each recipient. They may look all the same to some, but it was a painstaking task for us silly ones, choosing which ones we wanted to give to who, and which we just had to keep!
Here’s a closer look at a few of these priceless paintings:
Big Mess. Crazy Colors. Loud Laughs. Huge Fun. = ART