Friday 6 July 2012

Polymer clay button

I have entered a 'button' swap which has to be in by the end of July - which is good because I need time to practice.

There was a link on how to make buttons using paper and card - basically you cut out lots of circles and glue them together in a stack.  It would take me too long to do that as I don't have a circle punch so I decided to have a go with polymer clay.

I  have cut out and baked a dozen or so, so I should be able to make the minimum  3 required shouldn't I? 

As it's raining today - in biblical amounts - I have taken the opportunity to practice painting some.  You would think that it would be easy doing a little button wouldn't you - but with my big bent fingers I now realise that it's not as easy as I thought.

This is the first one at the just painted stage.
This is a Big enlargement - the actual size is the size of a 10p piece!
It'll take ages to dry before I can varnish it - but I am determined to not touch it until tomorrow or I am bound to mess it up!
The 'red' edging on the right of the button is a reflection from the material.  I need to do the edges when the top and back are totally dry!


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Poppies are my favourite flower so this definitely talks to me.

sam21ski said...

Stunning poppy button Lottie.

I hope you don't feel tempted to touch it before it is totally dry, looking forward to seeing it all varnished and finished.

Sam xxx

Christine said...

That looks gorgeous, Lottie! I hope finishing it works out well, and I look forward to seeing it again then.

Hilda said...

This is really lovely Lottie - I have all sorts of poppies in my garden his year, from huge 4 ft high "pom-pom" frilly ones to tiny ittle ragged singe ones, and I absolutely love them all xxx

fatmonica said...

It's stunning.I love the vibrant colour.

Angelnorth said...

You sound like me - the times I've messed something up because I'm impatient to get to the next stage! Fab button, fiddly painting job well worth the effort!