I have seen this Dimensional Magic in a gazillion posts all over the Internet. The post I saw that inspired these magnets was this one from Photojojo. Except I didn't want to make a mosaic, I wanted mine to look like little Polaroid pictures.
So I went to Walmart and picked up a bottle of this nifty stuff.
As usual, I didn't follow instructions properly. Photojojo calls for using mat board. I don't have that lying around. My husband does woodworking for a hobby, so I asked him to cut me some little, thin rectangles out of wood. These are 1"x1¼". I took some white nail polish (because it was handy) and painted the edges white, and a little of the border painted as well, just in case it shows.
Then I glued a photo onto the wood and covered it in a layer of the Dimensional Glaze, and left it to dry.
I learned a valuable lesson here. Don't use a glue stick. I am glad that I only made one as a test!
On to attempt number two.
This time I used a tiny amount to the glaze itself to glue my photo down. Then I smeared a very thin layer of the glaze over the top and along the edges of the paper to seal it down. I let this dry before adding my good layer of Dimensional Magic.
I also experimented with adding the glaze directly onto a photo that I didn't glue to anything else. I was wondering if this would work well straight onto paper.
The answer is no. It curls.
Success! Attempt number two worked!
So I carried on and made the rest of my little Polaroids.
Here is an idea of the size of the magnets. And my cat. I tried to angle it so you could see the glaze layer.
Tada! I don't know what I am going to do when we eventually get a stainless steel fridge! Maybe by then they will make magnetic ones.
Thanks for looking!!