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Make a stencil painted magnetic board, a decorative home project. Easy foam board magnetic paint tutorial with how to instructions and step by step images. I am so excited to finally share my most bragged about project. The painted magnetic board.
You know how it feels when you imagine a project. And it turns out that good too. I felt great when I completed this stenciled magnetic board. I coated foam board with magnetic paint. Painted it white and then stenciled the surface. The painted magnetic board can be styled in many ways. You can use it as a photo display or decorative accent.
I like to call it my magnetic photo frame. As I am in L.O.V.E with it, especially every morning when it takes me into regular glimpses of wonderful memories. When I look at all those cute old pictures. What’s more interesting is the fact that I can keep changing the pictures and have fun doing so.
I am also very excited and honored to review one of many beautiful Royal Design Studio stencils. I tell you, it was so hard to choose from all the stencil variety they have! Each and every stencil has it’s own charm. And a whole lot of imagination is accelerated when you look at them. I was pretty confused about choosing between large hollywood squares and the encantada damask stencils. But I finally ended up choosing the second one.
I found the stencil rolled and very well packed in the box.
Material for Painted Magnetic Board
For making this project, you will need:
- Acrylic paint- Turquoise (I used delta paint)
- Turquoise beads (I bought mine from Michaels- Bead Gallery collection)
- Aqua colored ribbon
- Foam board
- White spray paint
- Magnetic paint and magnetic disks
- Mod Podge and some strong glue
Step by step instructions to make magnetic board
Paint the foam board with nice two to three coats of Magnetic paint. Use roller to paint. The coats determine the strength of the magnetic field. You will need to check the strength you require, before moving to the next step. Let it dry and then spray it with two-three coats of white paint. When finished arrange the stencil on the board.
UPDATE: The magnetic field was temporarily developed but failed to work after few days, I then ended up using two magnets to hang the photos.
One at the front and one at the back.
An easier method will be to use two magnetic disks. One at the front to hold the pictures and one at the back to create magnetic field. It works! I tried it out and it’s also a budget friendly trick.
How to stencil paint on any surface?
Use the stencil adhesive spray as per directions. And stick the stencil to the foam board. Then using a sponge brush, paint the stencil. It is best to dab the excess of paint off the brush. This prevents the paint from bleeding out. Start by painting the edges first and then continue to the center. Dab the paint over the stencil. Don’t drag the brush and keep the brush straight while dabbing and not tilted in one direction.
Note: I highly recommend using stencil adhesive spray. My first stencil project (the without version) was a disaster.
The paint had spread out and it was ugly.
The final result is a Beauty.
One thing I like about acrylic paints is that they dry quickly. Just as I was done painting the stencil, it was time to peel it off.
When removing the stencil make sure you go very slowly and carefully. Follow the instructions to clean the stencil. It is better to clean it as early as possible. As the paint is not completely dry and it is easier to remove.
I cleaned my stencil in the bath tub.
I like to decoupage the painted layer using mod podge. As, it seals and protects it well.
I found these turquoise jewelry beads from the Bead Gallery collection at Michaels. And it was instant love.
Finally use some strong glue to stick the magnetic disks on the back of the beads.
The Magnetic photo display board is complete.
Stick the ribbon on the sides to give it a more complete look.
I am pretty confused about framing the board.
Do you think I should frame it or not?
And if so, which color would you suggest I should go for!
The red, black, white or blue? Please, help me sort this out. Thanks so much!!
It was a great fun project.
Another most popular way to make Magnetic Board is with:
Add a sheet of metal into a frame and voila! Magnetic board is ready. You can also cover it will fabric or burlap. Looks decorative and complete. If you have old baking trays they are also good to use.
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Hey, I love our magnet board! Awesome! And who knew there was such a thing as magnetic spray paint? I sure didn't know. I think your board looks good with the white frame.
LOVE this!!! 🙂 I definitely need one of these for my craft room/office space! Off to pin it now!!
BEAUTIFULLY done! What a pretty colour too.
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Great idea! I can't believe that is made from foam board & magnetic paint! I am definitely going to have to try that!
I love this. Anything with a damask print is fantastic in my book, but this one takes the cake. Love it. Thanks so much for linking up!
This is so pretty! I love the damask print & the color is fantastic! Great job & so creative!
I would love to have you share this project at my first link party–
Love the color and the print!! SO CUTE!
I guess you'll want to place a facebook button to your site. Just marked down this article, although I must complete it by hand. Simply my $.02 🙂
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I love the stencil you used! It's so pretty and perfect and I love magnet boards! This turned out awesome!
Oh my goodness!! How GORGEOUS!!! Would LOVE for you to link this up at my brand new turquoise lovin' party!! 😉 I want to learn this so I will be marking for pinterest!
beautiful stencil and colour choice. I love damask.
loving the magnetic board…great idea and sooo pretty with the choice of stencil….nice to meet you…come on over and visit me too…following now…Mariaelena
I like the white frame best. Great job!
I love the white frame best. Great job! Inspirational.
love this magnetic stencil board-I'm your newest follower!
wow I love that stencil and it looks so beautiful on that bored. Thank you so much for sharing and for linking up to Show and Share #2. I hope you are having fun at the party 🙂
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Gorgeous. I can't believe it started as foam board.
That turned out beautiful! I love the stencil! Thanks for linking up at Show and Share!
What a fabolously unqique photo frame! You also stenciled it in one of my favorites colors!
This is great! What a cool idea. I'd love if you stopped by my blog and checked out the giveaway I'm having for a Dremel Trio!
I love what you did with the Encantada Damask Stencil Hani! Thanks for creating such a great project with it. As for the frame-it's hard to say because they all look good! Best-Melanie
Love this! I alwasy forget about magnetic paint! Genius Your board turned out beautifullly! Thanks for the inspiration and the tips about the spray adhedsive!
Your magnetic boards look great!
I love that stencil.
this is so pretty! I love the blue color! thanks so much for linking to handmade tuesdays
You've been featured 🙂
I love damask anything!! Your bulletin board is wonderful and I love the color you picked! I have used many of Royal Design stencils and love to just look at their web site imagining new projects to take on. Here is a stencil project I did on some outdoor fabric
SO happy you linked this up at my turquoise lovin' party!! Hope to have you back again soon!
This is SO cute! wow! I love it!I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training Tomorrow! Plus there is going to be a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
Cool project and great tutorial! I linked this to my Damask post today, for inspiration!
love the stencil you used!!! greetings, angie
What a pretty stencil! And it's Turquoise! Love it. It looks easy enough for me to try. It would look perfect in a little girl's room
It's beautiful. The choice of color is very good. I like the way you created those magnets.If you ask me, I like it the way it is- frameless!Thanks for linking up at Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner and adding to the fun. The party for this week is going on… hope to see you there again 🙂
So cool! I am hoping to mash this tute up with a Better Homes & Garden (I think)tute using acrylic panels and transparent photos… What an awesome idea and beatuiful, beautiful product. I think it looks grand without a boarder. I think it would look awesome in a dorm. My cousins would die for one. Thanks for posting such a great project.
Well magnetic photo frame is a right name that suits this texture must say, it looks amazing.
Oh Wow, that looks so stylish, what a great job you did, Karima
What a great idea! Who knew you could make foam board magnetic 🙂 LOVE the stencil!
I love red with this color. I am going to search for the magnetic paint, how neat!
Do you make a custom board with a magnetic surface, frame and a painted initial? I’m looking for a large size such as 30×40
You can go to home depot and get a steel sheet and have one of the workers cut it to your custom dimensions. You can then spray paint it and put inside of any frame. I made one for my crafts room, it works perfectly. Hope this helps!