Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Button Book

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!

1 comment:

  1. Just look at all those scrummy buttons.

    Hope you've had a good day. Sue


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