Saturday, May 15, 2010


Buttons and Copic Markers

I was at Joann's the other day and they had Transparent Fimo on clearance for $0.97 for the big bundles!  Just $0.97!  I haven't worked much with clay (unless play-doh counts!) but I have always been intrigued by it - so how could I possibly pass up this deal!  We all know that we can't use coupons on sale/clearance items...which would explain the "pasta maker" now sitting on my art table!  Now that I have the clay and I can make it all the same thickness what else could I do but make BUTTONS!
Over course, these are just my first attempts but I am really enjoying it!  I baked them for 30 minutes at 230 degrees and then grabbed my Copic Sketch Markers, my air compressor, and my Copic airbrush kit and started playing!  After I got them 'painted' I took them outside and placed a coating of acrylic sealer on them and let them dry!  How cool is it that you can match buttons exactly to the color of your Copic colorings!  Yep - I will definetly be making more...lots more!

13 comments:

JanR said...

You made buttons?!?!?! Very, very cool. You are so outta my league. ;-)

Noreen Smith said...

Yum! I have four or five squares of Fimo in my cabinets right now...bought with the intention of creating some collo little buttons. Haven't got around to it yet, but this might be the push I needed! So cute!

Scrap Our Stash Challenge said...

These are great - would you mind sharing your idea as a Frugal Friday Tip at Scrap Our Stash. Please contact me at Scrappinpsycho@live.com or check out the details on how to submit at tip at http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com

You did a super job!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

This is too Kewl....they turned out great. What a great tip. Love the colors.

"Amandier" said...

Would colored Fimo work? I have tons sitting around. Thanks for sharing!!!!

Elizabeth Schaffer Miranda said...

What a great idea, how fun to make your own buttons!

Colleen said...

I have some clay I wanted to make some buttons with...I just never thought to use Copics with it!! Excellent idea!!! I may have to try that!!!

Dayna said...

These are adorable!!! What a great idea!!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

OMG!!! I can't tell your fimo buttons from the ones I purchase in the stores!!! What a great idea; I have lots of that stuff around here somewhere and have never used it! Mine probably won't turn out as great as yours, but I'm definitely going to try it or something fun like that!

Thanks for the advice and I appreciate it so much! I will be shooting you an email!

Thanks again!

Tracy said...

This is a cool idea.

CraftyGirl said...

These buttons are awesome!! that is a great investment... you will be able to make so many things!
Barb :)

Teri said...

What a great idea! Loving your new blog layout, Jamie! :)

Kristina said...

Those are awesome and will definately help make my button addiction cheaper (I hope).

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