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Something fishy

Create your very own magnetic undersea scene using Resene Magnetic Magic and a few Resene testpots.

Something fishy - instruction sheet

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Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 28

Difficulty level: Challenging

You will need: Fish fridge magnets, Paintbrushes, Piece of MDF, Resene Magnetic Magic paint, Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat, Resene testpots in the following colours: Resene Gulf Stream, Resene Moccaccino, Resene Porsche and Resene Tree Frog

Top tip: Magnetic fish fridge magnets can be found in most discount stores.

Here's another idea: This colourful magnetic fishbowl was painted with Resene Get Reddy, Resene Surfie Green, Resene Desperado, Resene All Black and Resene House White.

Make a magnetic undersea scene
Something fishy

Make a fishbowl Another idea: Fishbowl

Step 1
Step one
Prime the piece of MDF with one coat of Resene Quick Dry. Allow to dry for about an hour.
Step 2
Step two
Paint the MDF with two coats of Resene Magnetic Magic – allow at least two hours to dry between coats.
Step 3
Step three
Paint the board with two coats of Resene Gulf Stream, allowing two hours to dry between coats.
Step 4
Step four
Paint the seabed with two coats of Resene Porsche, allowing two hours to dry between coats.
Step 5
Step five
Use a smaller brush to paint the seaweed with Resene Tree Frog. Allow to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Paint small stones on the seabed with Resene Moccaccino. Once it’s dry, hang your masterpiece in position and let the fish magnets go swimming...

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