Friday, June 10, 2011

Playing with Acrylic Buttons

Tips for altering acrylic buttons
Doodle on them….the design options are endless!

Lightly cover with dimensional magic
Sprinkle with Diamond Dust
Spray with glimmer mist
Dry with a heat gun

Heat with a heat gun for around 10 – 15 secs (Be very careful as they will get hot) then quickly stamp over the top. I find texture and background stamps work best.
You will now have a cool image imprinted in your button!
Swipe some ink or paint over the top.
Then wipe excess off….you now have one funky textured button!

Cut a circle of patterned paper to fit in the middle of the button
Ink around circle
Adhere to button
and lastly, coat with crackle accent or glossy accents

Tie a bow with thread.
Separate thread

Tie a bow with thread or baker's twine
Place button on page bow side down….looks great!

Use ric rac, lace, baker's twine for centres…You don’t have to tie a bow. Sometimes tying a knot then leaving the ends loose can look pretty cool…and of course you can always stitch them to your page!

Doodle on plain chipboard for a funky look

Stitch onto your page with contrasting thread for a funky look!


Make your own Buttons

Cut a circle out of core board. I use everyday household items to trace around for circles ie toilet rolls, lids, jars of distress paint etc then

Ink around the edges

Spray with glimmermist

Paint with distress paint on flat side of coreboard
Stamp over the top….looks gorgeous!

Spray with glimmermist on flat side of correboard
Spread some stickles over…..I find using my finger is the best way
Dry with heat gun

Love and Peace

1 comment:

scrappin' girl said...

these buttons are TERRIFIC girls !!!!