Thursday, 5 July 2012

Big Buttons

In keeping with the haberdashery theme I mentioned last time, I decorated some chipboard buttons from the grab bag. The large buttons are a good size and I think they'd make lovely one-off embellies on scrapbook pages, frames, memory boxes etc - you could knot a ribbon through and add a stick pin and charm for a unique embellie cluster!

I embossed the square ones with a Cuttlebug folder (Textile Texture is good for this because of the small scale pattern) having coloured them red, white and blue first. I then used a tiny amount of gold acrylic paint on my finger tip to highlight the textured pattern before triple embossing with UTEE.  

Tando Creative chipboard button
Distress Fired Brick, Adirondack Stonewashed and Versamark inks
Cuttlebug Textile Texture embossing folder
Gold acylic paint
Clear UTEE

I think the white round button is my favourite of all of these! For this set, I stamped the swirl and embossed with white powder and then used Distress ink to colour the buttons (using the embossed pattern as a resist). Again, they're finished with three coats of UTEE - the original embossed pattern gets encapsulated in the thick clear coating.

Tando Creative chipboard button
Distress Fired Brick and Antique Linen, Adirondack Stonewashed and Versamark inks
Ornamental Beauty stamp set (CHF)
Detail white embossing powder
 Clear UTEE

Thanks for stopping by!


sam21ski said...

Oooh these look great xxx

Carol Plume said...

those buttons are totally gorgeous Joanne - loving the round ones best xx

Kath said...

I am not keen on buttons for crafting but these are lovely and could well change my mind.

Unknown said...

These are lovely - I thought they were polymer clay like the ones I made. I made some really big ones today - but they are cooking - so I am looking forward to decorating them tomorrow. I've got some good ideas at last - if they work out OK

Paula Whittaker said...

they look fab

Lucy Edmondson said...

These are lovely! I am very tempted!

Lucy x

Sue said...

Wow I love those square buttons. Can't wait to see how you use them.
Sue x

Karen said...

There were lots of ooo's and aahhh's when we unpacked these on Saturday Joanne! They are gorgeous and very tactile. Unfortunately the cats got at the ones I made hahaha xxx

JulieD said...

Lovely effects you got on these - they are beautiful.

Dana Tatar said...

I just love the embossed buttons! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I love that you explain the technique, and that you don't realize how brave you are to try off-beat stuff so we who are not so brave don't have to guess at what might work and what won't work. Thanks for being so generous, Joanne.


Kathy said...

These are fab Joanne - they'd look great threaded onto a leather thong for a necklace type thing. You could encase some glitter in the mix too I guess

Hazel said...

These are delightful - love the embossing on the square ones x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the inspiration Joanne:)
These are gorgeous and particularly love the round one.

Lynn x