Miniature Art Magnets

I was chatting with some FB friends recently about how fun it is to create miniature art.  It's really nice to be able to offer your customers very affordable art in these tough economic times.  Miniature is just the thing for that situation. 

I have been making original, one of a kind art magnets for about 12 years.  I never get tired of working on these scaled-down treasures and I love the look on the faces of customers at my art shows when they examine the detail of the work that has gone into making them.  I've seen people spend upwards of an hour of their time at an art show looking over each and every one of my art magnets.  How flattering is that, that people would give so much of their time to appreciate my art??  I can't think of a higher compliment.

Anyway, here are some images of recent art magnets, all one of a kind originals using assorted recycled materials.  I think the reason I enjoy making these magnets so much is partly because I can use up all sorts of odds and ends that have been lying around for too long, and partly because I can get a real sense of accomplishment because they come together quite quickly.

I generally make my magnets business card sized (2.5 X 3.5 inches) because then they fit those sticky-backed magnets you can buy at Staples that are intended to turn any business card into a magnet.  Using these, the art has a smooth back that is fully magnetized.


dragongourd said...

I love them all! Great idea!

Anonymous said...

They are wonderful.

Erin Fish said...

Joanna, I love these magnets and the beautiful, beautiful art that you have created on them. Did you use matte medium to attach the artwork to the magnets?

Sandra said...

Wow, these are great and a great idea too!