Friday, October 10, 2014

Snow Globe with Magnetized Movement

Simon Says Use Watercolors. The globe (half of a plastic ornament with the tab snipped off), house, deer and trees are from Papertrey Ink's Make It Market kit: Tinsel & Tags. The snow globe is glued to the rim (open circle) part of a one quart mason jar lid. The magnet doesn't work if the seal part of the lid is included. So if you make one as a jar topper, don't fill the jar with anything liquid : D. Since most of the elements are painted green, I decided to include it in the Artful Times Green Challenge also.

I painted the little house with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Inks smooshed on the craft mat spritzed with water and painted on with a water brush. The doors are colored with Barn Door The base is painted with Papertrey Ink Fine Linen and Iced Spruce Distress Ink. The trees are cut off the circle, painted with Iced Spruce Distress Ink and stamped with the small tree with Papertrey Ink Pinefeather. Three trees are folded and glued together to make them 3-Dimensional.

But wait, there's more.
The deer moves (with the help of a magnet) under the base.

I covered the base of the deer with Glossy Accents and then dipped it into a small pile of iron filings.

10 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, wow, this is fantastic! I just got my kit yesterday and can't wait to play with it!

Tonya Jastad said...

What a wonderful and very clever idea!

jenn shurkus said...

wow! what an amazing project :) thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp!!

Neet said...

What a super kit - I must investigate this myself.
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times.
Hugs, Neet xx

crafty creations said...

Brilliant- love the way you have created this amazing piece

PinkStripeySocks said...

This is such a cool idea! :)

Petti said...

How fun is the moving deer!

DoofyJEss2 said...

wow. Just when I thought this PTI kit couldn't get any better, you added in a magnetic deer!!! LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

Where did you get the dome?

Ohhh Snap said...

The domes are from Papertrey Ink (https://www.papertreyink.com/packaging/clear-tag-domes/ornaments/). They are the clearest domes I've found so far. All the domes I've seen in the Big Box craft stores have bumps in the dome wall which make them difficult to see through.