19 Mar 2013

How to make Easter egg fridge magnet.

I have four school-age kids, hands out from school is pouring in.

I already have lots of fridge magnet from local dental clinics, real-estates firms, and so on.
But thing is they not holding handsouts, school schedules, kids drawings, and my lotto tickets well enough.

My wife and I discuses about new products coming season, we agreed make strong enough to holding papers or kids drawing on fridge door.
silicon molding.

I make a molding from real egg, and put strong magnet on the back. I found strong one at homedepot_ they are not expensive. Luxury option for magnet will be a rare-earth magnet.

resin casting, before it cured, it is clear liquid. then turn to white solid color.
Be careful, it is very hot when it is curing.  

finished one,cured resin, insert magnet on curing resin
you can find silicon molding kits at your local sculpture material shop.
Read carefully on directions and don't forget to open the window. Not to touch the molding when it iscuring, it is getting very hot. It will be cured around 10~15 min.


In my case, I using a gold pigment powder for base coat. Then apply colour with Richeson Casein paint.
And then scratch out casein paint withbamboo stick. This technique called sgraffito.If you want to know about more sgraffito check the wiki page.With this technique, you can have a fine lines and detail on small surface.

Let them dry for two days or so.( orafter around 30 min. you can apply clear vanish on the surface)

And it is time to be a Easter Bunny yourself! And have a fridge magnet after easterday.

You can buy Easter egg magnet or molding from my website www.rosasbutterfly.com

  • I do not copy the copyrighted materials.

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