Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Faux Epoxy Button Tutorial

Here's another mini tutorial on how to create the button for this card.
For a tutorial on how to create the epoxy rose click HERE.
Fancy Birthday Card
 
Supplies
Chipboard
Acrylic paint (pink)
Paintbrush
Pencil
Button (to use as a template)
(Die-cutting machine and button die to use in place of button template)
Heavy duty scissors
Solvent ink (Timber Brown or any dark color)
Crop-A-Dile
Black Sharpie or black marker
Sanding block or file
Background stamp
Versamark or Embossing Ink
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE)
Craft tweezers (optional)
Heat gun

 
Step One:  After your painted chipboard is dry, you are ready to create your button.  Find a button to use as a template if you don’t have a die cutting machine/button die available.  Trace your button with pencil.


 

 
Step Two:Cut out button with heavy duty scissors and sand edges for a clean edge.


 


Step Three: Stamp desired image onto your painted chipboard button with solvent ink.



 


Step Four:  Cover your button in watermark ink/embossing ink.  Sprinkle on some clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE).  (Optional: Use craft tweezers to handle your button if you don’t want to get your fingers messy.)




Step Five:  Melt UTEE with a heat gun.  Layer on more watermark/embossing ink and sprinkle again with UTEE.  Heat the button with a heat gun.  Repeat a third time for a thick layer.  Allow button to totally dry before proceeding to next step.



 

Step Six:  This step is optional.  Ink the edge of your button if you don’t like the raw chipboard edge.


Step Seven:  Use your button holes as a template to position your button holes.  I chose to mark only two holes.



Step Eight:  Use the dots as a guide for where to punch your button holes.  Use a Crop-A-Dile to punch the holes.  Your button is ready!
 
 Hope you likey!  In a couple days, I'll go over how to create the stem of that flower you see in the card photo above!
 
 

 




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