Cosmic Mixed Media Magnets with Maria Lillepruun


Here is a new tutorial on one of my favorite topics – cute little free form creations. I like to make free form ATCs and magnets a lot! They are great to give to friends as tiny gifts, aren´t they?

One of the fun ways to use Lindy´s Gang products is on the black background, mixing the sprakly Starbursts with chunky embossing powders. Here is my take. Enjoy my new video!


  1. I took a handful of old plastic fluorescent stars and a little crescent from my kids´ nursery and decided to turn them into the cosmic magnets. My kids doesn´t need them anymore anyway… So I covered the stars with black gesso from both sides. By the way, it is a good idea to degrease the plastic with alcohol before applying the gesso.
  2. After the gesso was dry, I added some color and shimmer, using Lindy´s Gang Starburst spray Bachelor Button Blue.
  3. Later, I attached the main decorations – the chipboard die cuts – to the front stars, using a contact glue.
  4. Then, I decided to enrich the background (and blend the chipboard with it) by applying two layers of chunky embossing powders. First I melted some Don´t Scream Aquamarine (from the Rock It! set), and then added some Carefree Verdigris (from the Metal Maniacs set).
  5. For additional decoration, I added some crystals, blue microbeads, iridescent sequins and black glass drops to the surface. I used soft gloss gel to glue the toppings.
  6. When the stars were totally dry, I spayed them over with a glossy acrylic varnish.

Let´s see the magnets closer, shall we?

Lindy’s Products

Other Products:

  • Plastic stars, Black Heavy Gesso, Soft Gloss Gel (both Finnabair/Prima Marketing Inc), thick die cuts (Stamperia), embossing dabber (Ranger), crystals, contact glue, blue microbeads, iridescent sequins, liquid glass drops (Fabrika Decoru), magnets.

Thank you very much!


Maria Lillepruun

Mixed media artist, crafter, scrapbooker & educator based in Estonia. Web: YouTube: Maria Lillepruun Instagram: @magic_attic_maria Facebook: Magic Attic Design

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