9/06/2008

painting cottage buttons



My favorite buttons to paint are cottage buttons.. These are larger buttons...about 1 1/4". You'll notice I have them glued to pieces of felt and this is for two reasons...one is that if I bead around the button the felt is something to attach the beading to and then I can trim it away. Second....The MOP buttons are a slick surface and if oils from your fingers get on the button the paint will not adhere properly. You will notice that there are no holes. After I attach the felt I fill the holes, sand the button lightly and then put on a thin glaze.

Doing cottages is not a slap-dash project like roses. I usually do several at a time because there will be many layers of paint and each layer needs to dry thoroughly. These are not hard...just time consuming. The cottage on the upper lever is a VERY simple and would be a good one for beginners.

2 comments:

Plays with Needles said...

Gerry, these little buttons are exquisite and made my heart leap when I saw them! I love all the buttons and the roses too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

Rengin Yazitas said...

Gerry,
These are amazing things that I loved. Especially those little cottages are so cute...
Thanks so much for sharing,
Rengin

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