by Joanne Allison
Emboss and paint a chipboard button to create a gorgeous embellishment.
- Chipboard button
- Embossing folder, Spellbinder M-Bossabilities So Trendy used here
- Black alcohol marker or acrylic paint
- Embossing ink, Versamark used here
- Perfect Pearls ,Copper, Bronze and Gold used here
- Water Spritzer
- Bamboo skewer
- Black alcohol based marker
Color a chipboard button black with something permanent (eg Copic marker or acrylic paint) so the color won’t rub off onto your skin.) Color the edges as well as both sides and allow to dry thoroughly.
Line up the button against the desired part of the embossing folder and run through your die cutting machine with the appropriate sandwich.
Folders with small patterns work best on pieces of this size.
Dab the embossed piece lightly with Versamark ink.
Brush on two or three Perfect Pearls colors.
Add another layer of Versamark and Perfect Pearls if you want to intensify color in any areas.
Spritz with water to fix the Perfect Pearls. Allow to dry.
Cut a length of bamboo skewer that is slightly longer than the two holes in the button.
Color the skewer with a Copic marker. The ink will stay slightly tacky for long enough that you can add some Perfect Pearls if desired (spritz with water to fix the Pearls if you add them).
Attach a chain by threading from the back of the button up through the first hole, wrap round the skewer and back down through the hole. Come up through the second hole, wrap round the skewer and go back down through the hole. Juggle the two ends as necessary by easing through the holes and round the skewer so you get even lengths of chain each side.
Your button is finished.