Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Sifting through my draft posts I found this little gem...
Crafty Ribbons launched a load of new colours in their button range and I set to work making a very colourful notebook.
This is what I started with. It is a very thick sturdy board front - it needs to be thick as I will be adding a fair bit of weight. It was rather orange too so I added a few coats of gesso to neutralise it.
From then on it was just playing with buttons! I lined up different sizes to minimise the gaps and suck them down with pin flair glue gel. A glue gun would also work a treat but as I've said before - I can't be trusted with a glue gun!
It's quite important to have the edges as flush as possible so the buttons don't get caught and ping off. Having said that, I made it a few years ago and all the buttons are still in place.
Anything goes as far as a pattern - I went rainbow but you could do an initial, a heart, a star, sports team colours...
You can find these buttons here along with a large range of others.
Thanks for stopping by!