Hello and happy monday dear crafty friends (:o)
I've made another home decor, i want to share with you.
I was searching the internet for industrial chic interior and this frame hit my attention from Kare Design.
I'm hording jeans buttons for a long while now. I always get a spare button at the price tag, when i buy a new pair of jeans, but mostly i don't need to use them....till now.....
Well, you can buy the original frame for 26,99 € / 22,25 GBP / 36,55 USD
create a frame on your own, for much less
I started by sanding this cheap cardboard frame
..followed by a layer of Gesso...
..and painted with DecoArt Traditions Artist Acrylic Carbon Black
Sealed the frame with DecoArt Traditions Faux Finishing Medium
What's next? A little experiment
I wanted the shine of DecoArt Texture Glass ( like enamel ) but with a black colour
Is it possible to dye Texture Glass ... black ..without loosing the stickiness? And what do i use?
I used one or two drops black colour with a teaspoon of Texture Glass and left it to dry of night
The exampel with archival ink came out kinda gritty
The exampel with alkohol ink came out red - ish
The exampel with patina became dark grey
This best result: DecoArt So Soft Fabric Paint
Besides, all textures hardened
Next....up to my mixture..no measuring just eyeballing
Maybe 3 (soup spoon) of DecoArt Texture Glass....
..mixed with one teaspoon of DecoArt So Soft Fabric Paint Black
I mixed it very well
My frame was layed down on a wood panel, so that i can carry my frame away when i'm finished and i'm not touching the frame again, untill it's hard cured
Applyed the mixture to the frame
You don't need to hurry.....Glass Texture has a very long dry time
Started with my button layout
A view underneath
Finished my button layout...and left the frame to dry for 12 hours
Did you ever noticed the variety of jeans buttons?
Do you save them now, too?
The picture is a free download iwallscreen
Thanks for your very appreciated attention and let me know, if you make one, too
Supplies: Cardboard Frame, Jeans Buttons, Sandpaper, DecoArt So Soft Fabric Paint, DecoArt Texture Glass, DecoArt Traditions Acrylic Paint Carbon Black, DecoArt Traditions Faux Finishing Medium.