One of my favorite things about living in Malaysia is being exposed on a daily basis to a variety of cultures. Each culture is rich in its own designs and colors, which give lots of inspiration for quilled designs!
Today’s magnet set is inspired by a Rangoli pattern. Rangoli patterns are made on the floor, usually right outside the entrance to a home, during special occasions such as the Deepavali celebration. They can be made from different materials. One common material used is colored rice. Here is an example of a rangoli pattern:
If you google “rangoli pattern” you can see the multitude of design possibilities. So inspiring! This magnet set that I made is very simple, but I can imagine some extensive design possibilities with this type of magnet! I made one central design and then six outside tips that can be re-arranged by color. Imagine the design if there were 100 magnet pieces all with different design aspects. That would be awesome!
To make the base of these magnets I made tight rolls. The small magnets use 2 strips of paper for the base while the large magnet used 8-10 strips all glued together. I then glued a strong craft magnet on the back using a strong glue. A couple layers of sealant protect the magnets, since magnets tend to get handled quite a bit. You can find sealants here on Amazon, here at Scrapbook.com or here at Blue Moon Scrapbooking). The sealant I used here was liquid sealer. Click here to read some posts about adding sealant to your paper quilled projects.
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