Originally Posted by hoptownracer1
This did'nt come from a PIF, but wanted to share it, in case someone can use this idea too. I was thinking I needed to buy more brads, as mine are limited in colors, and happened to remember that I had some larger office supply brads put aside in my craft room. The little tongs? in the back are longer, so I cut them down some, so they won't stick out behind flowers, objects, etc... Anyway, I experimented painting them with fingernail polish (I had heard you can do that), and I was really tickled with how they turned out.
A couple of the colors had a really dull finish, so I went over them again and sprinkled glitter on top. I have also used acryllic paint in the past to color brads. Seems like they had a dull finish also, and I had to add some acyllic clear nailpolish to them. Some of them have two coats; some three. Hope it helps someone else if they can't find a color they need. On Dee's Designs Blog, she used glitter and heat and stick to add glitter to buttons. Turned out really cute! I was wanting to try to color buttons with markers and maybe polish.
I've heard that people do this, just never saw pics. Thanks for sharing. I'm seriously going to try this now. CVS had colors like blue, green & black on sale this week CHEAP so I'm going to check it out after I try it with some reds I already have. Thanks!