Sunday, 10 March 2013

Beautiful Buttons

Each month at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog we see lovely supplies to copy and we counterfeiters share the ways to make the most of our existing stash.  This month there have been several tutorials from around the web here, here and fellow Master Forger Milissa did a whole week's worth of tutorial posts!

Photo - Counterfeit Epoxy Buttons - Jimjams
Orange Button created with
Diamond Glaze
I myself had a go at counterfeiting the epoxy buttons from the Dear Lizzy set ... using Diamond Glaze (similar to Glossy Accents) and acrylic domed stickers.

First off, I punched some circles from patterned paper scraps and then matched up the circles with various buttons from my collection.  A layer of Diamond Glaze on top, left overnight to dry and I had a shiny, but not very domed layer in the centre of my button ... plus quite a few tiny bubbles in the glazed layer.  Not quite the effect I was wanting and far too time-consuming!

It was much quicker and easier to use my ancient Papermania acrylic domed stickers - especially the ones that exactly matched my smallest circle punch!

Punch circle, stick to acrylic domed sticker, secure to correct sized button
Simples!
Photo - Counterfeit Epoxy Buttons - Jimjams
Yellow Button created with
Diamond Glaze
Using a slightly larger circle punch and bigger buttons I tried to use the next size of domed stickers.  However, they were slightly too big for both the circles and the buttons, so I carefully trimmed the domed sticker around the punched circle before sticking it to the button.

From above, the domed stickers and the Diamond Glaze look pretty similar (you hardly notice those tiny bubbles), but the domed stickers certainly win for speed and simplicity (and using up old stash)!!

16 comments:

Lisa said...

aren't these cute! love them - I would never have thought to counterfeit these buttons!

K said...

They are fab Jem! & have now been pinned :)

humel said...

They both look great - but I'd definitely choose the easy option myself, I'm with you there!!

Sian said...

I think they are lovely, both kinds: I might need to see if I can pick up a little bargain circle punch somewhere and give this a go

Sandie said...

Using up old stash is always good. Some of my epoxy stickers have warped, I'll have to heat them to see if they flatten and give this a try.

Alison said...

Aren't you clever?....I'm sure I have some old epoxy stickers somewhere..must go find them!
Alison xx

Lesley G said...

Great use of old stash, must get mine out too :)

Sandra said...

I was only thinking the other day how many buttons I have that need to be used up

Melissa said...

Fun buttons to use for embellishments now!

BTW - finally posted about my meager decluttering activities today (nowhere near 55 bags, but it's a start).

alexa said...

Most ingenious and very neatly done too!

Chipper said...

I have some of those ancient domes too. This is the kind of thing I use them for, along with flower centers. I can't believe that there is a company that now make these along with a punch to match. They are a huge seller in our store and I think they are a bit of a gimick.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

They look nice! Oddly enough I have some of those dome stickers & I was never a paper scrapper so I have no idea why I bought them.

Angela Coles said...

fabulous idea and buttons

Missus Wookie said...

I've just bought some of the domed stickers to do just this! Fun to see it here on your blog when I'm finally getting time to read :)

One Scrap Happy Momma said...

Love it!

Solange J. said...

Oh I love them ! I did the same with wood buttons to mimic the glazed ones by Crate Paper, but didn't think to use colored buttons !! Now, I will have lots more possibilities, thanks for sharing !