Playing around with Ann Butler’s faux-quilting Unity stamps and Makins clay,
I decided to make buttons for these lovely fabric flowers I made last week.
To make the dark button I rolled a small ball of brown clay, about the circumference of a nickel, and pressed my stamp gently into the ball to create a convex (puffed out) button. While it was still moist I brushed on Ann Butler’s Earth Safe Finishes Iridescents and it took on this beautiful new colour.
|I added Deco Art Glass medium to the top of this button after it dried.|
It’s such a great way to use the clay. Remember that there is always shrinkage, so I left the buttons alone for several days. I used the pokey-tool to make my holes and you should do this before the clay dries.
Let your clay dry on a non-stick surface.
|I totally LOVE this button. It looks like a real button!|
|I also made a pretty pendant. Ann Butler’s Faux Quilting stamps make the most wonderful impression and texture!|
|A bale attaches very easily, and voila, you have a pendant!|