Yesterday I posted a tutorial on how to make buttons from polymer clay. Today I am going to show you a couple of techniques you can use to make them into decorative buttons.
1 - Scrapbooking paper:
First, spread Mod Podge over the front surface of your button. Adhere a piece of scrapbooking paper (right side up) to the top:
Once dry, use a knife to cut around the edges of your button to remove excess paper:
Use a skewer to pierce the button holes. Seal with Mod Podge:
2 - Paint:
Use a circular foam paint brush to apply dots to the surface of your button:
Once dry, seal with Mod Podge.
3 - Newspaper:
Use the same instructions as for adhering the scrapbooking paper, except use newspaper instead. Be careful when cutting the newspaper as it will tear very easily:
Seal with Mod Podge once dry.
4 - Sharpie:
Draw a design on the front of your button with a sharpie (permanent marker). Seal with Mod Podge:
5 - Junk Mail:
Use the same instructions as for adhering the scrapbooking paper and newspaper, except use some of your junk mail instead. You will need a very sharp knife to avoid tears.
For this button I have used a picture of some oranges from this weeks Safeway catalogue. Because my knife was not sharp I did get some tears, so I used a sharpie to colour in the sides and outline the edges:
The techniques are very easy and yield some great results:
If you have any questions about this tutorial, please let me know!