A few days ago, I created faux buttons by counterfeiting. Check out this post.
One of my readers left a comment about using Crystal Effects on faux buttons. At the time, I had these little beauties drying.
And I wondered WHY I purchased Circle Circus! I was looking for stamp sets that had a circle motif. And rediscovered these stamps! That would be the larger Melon Manbo circles and the two left most matte buttons. I think I like the Tangerine Tango buttons and the large Melon Mambo buttons best - where the images go to the edge and beyond. If I'm going to choose a smaller image, I would probably leave them unfinished...I think the unfinished ones look like wooden buttons.
This is my favorite! So so pretty! Glossy and shiny! I love it! Working with Crystal Effects is messy! I dripped it on my work shirt...on my jeans...on my hands...good grief. I did get most of it on the buttons, tho! LOL This was my first time working with something like this. It was striking a balance between covering the top completely or getting it over the edge and the button stick to the paper yuckily. I wonder what type of surface to set these on...I used Reynolds Wrap...but I wonder if waxed paper would work...something that's "easy release". A rubber craft mat...I don't have. A silicone baking sheet I do have. Hmmmm....
You can see where I didn't get the Crystal Effects to the edge of the chipboard...depending on the project I use the buttons on...it'll be OK.
I really do like the Tangerine Tango buttons! The stamped image is from SU! Charming.
My DS made these! He wanted them left unfinished. I think it makes them look like wooden buttons. I even like the ink "overspill" on the buttons. It would look really good on a very distressed piece.
Overall, I'm very happy with the faux buttons. Definitely glad I counterfeited them! ;-) And I'm definitely embellishing more counterfeited buttons!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a moo-valous day!
SUPPLIES (all SU! unless stated otherwise)
Creation of the buttons themselves - see THIS post.
Stamps: Circle Circus, Charming
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Real Read, Chocolate Chip
Supplies & Accessories: Crystal Effects