Thursday, March 6

You're ONLY a Button Jar Away...
AMAZING Inspiration from Tracy Alden

Hello! Tracy here again with another inspiration post! Today I wanted to talk about making button molds with the help of Amazing Mold Putty

Growing up I always remembered seeing old jam jars filled with buttons on my mother's sewing desk. Carefully collected from worn and old clothing these jars would hold buttons of all shapes and ages. They were like little jewels and flashes of color to me, I loved rolling the jars in my hands to see what button I might find. When I started to sew I started my own jars of buttons, carefully collecting as many as I could find. As I was cleaning my office the other day I happened to find a jar with some buttons that I felt would make wonderful molds!

Picking key shapes and sizes I created a large collection of button molds with Amazing Mold Putty to pour resin into or to use as push molds for polymer clay. The best way to make good impressions of the buttons is to mix small batches of Amazing Mold Putty up and carefully but firmly pressing the buttons into the putty. While the putty cures make sure the mold sits on a flat surface so when you pour resin later the molds have a steady flat bottom. Using Alumilite Metallic Powders to dust the inside of the molds, Alumilite Dyes to dye the resin or even acrylic paints allow me so many creative avenues to explore.

With the button molds I can create paper craft embellishments, jewelry, hair clips, magnets and more! While molding buttons is a classic idea, all the new uses and applications you can discover are going to be amazing. :)

What AMAZING arts and crafts
are you inspired to create???

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Until next time, safe travels! ~ Tracy

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  1. Cool! You'll always have embellishments on hand!

  2. I actually did this for a jacket that I had. I lost one of the buttons and knew there was no way I would find a perfect match. So I took one button off and created a resin button and now you can't tell which one is the real one or the fake one


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