This blog records my experiments and successes with fabric and fibers, surface design, stitching, weaving, photography and whatever else strikes my fancy. Enjoy ...
Sunday, February 05, 2012
Polymer Clay Buttons
Not long ago, Robin at Insights and Belly Laughs posted a tutorial on how to make your own buttons. I was determined to try it. Here are my happy results. ;-)
Here they are before adding color. Black polymer clay run through the pasta maker with a texture mat. There was a little bit of Pearlex powder on the mat from a previous project. The metallic sheen transferred to the clay. If I knew where that little jar of bling was now, I would have added more. The others were just rolled into a ball and pressed onto a texture. The naturally come out round.
For these, I cut a long triangle, and rolled it up. Simple as that!
Some of them were painted with Golden Fluid Acrylics, the 2-tone variety.