Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Bright As A Button...

I love buttons, it's amazing how many different types of buttons there are!  Amongst all the pretty buttons in my collection there are a lot of plain dark ones though.  But they don't need to stay that way...
I've tried using a variety of different paints to brighten up the buttons.  The ones above were painted with acrylic artist paints and the metallic blue/green is a tester pot from the diy shop.  I also tried a rub on transfer for the star - don't suppose it would last on clothes in the wash but should be ok on something like a card/ scrapbook etc.
The buttons below were painted with nail varnish (which comes out really nicely - especially the glittery ones!), acrylics, and tester paints for things like household wall paint.  You could experiment with allsorts of paints/ pens etc!
I thought I would have a look at some of the things other people have used buttons for, so created this treasury on Etsy featuring British sellers and items they have made using buttons from jewellery to purses...
You can see the treasury in full here.

1 comment:

  1. what a fun idea! i think this is a craft project i could actually do :)

    p.s. doing a give away over @