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« on: March 19, 2011 05:50:31 AM »

Not super happy with these but need to get back into the habit of posting craftiness Smiley

Some buttons....

I was glazing them up with Kato Liquid clay and accidentally over cooked them with my heatgun.

Plus here are some texture plates Smiley

I was aiming for a rickety steampunky look with the larger plate. My favourite is the screw plate though methinks.

There is a mini tutorial over at my blog as well.

It would be really cool if other folks uploaded pics of their texture plates and or buttons into this thread Smiley

I also welcome some comments and criticism, although from my point of view these need lots of criticism lol!

Happy Saturday folks


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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2011 06:31:58 AM »

Oh I think they are wonderful! I don't know how to do that, so to me they are true pieces of art Smiley Well done!

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2011 08:54:46 AM »

Very nice!  How big are the buttons btw?  Love the multi-hole button too (hope you didn't use Sculpey III for that one especially though Cry).
Love the rows-of-screws one!  Comb teeth and zipper teeth do a great job too, and zipper teeth can also be rolled up or otherwise shaped before impressing.

I have *loads* of clay texture sheets that I've made myself plus some that were sent to me in a swap long ago.  There were 25 people in that swap, and each of us sent 3 texture sheets to all the others...the day I received those was better than any xmas I can remember!!!  There were 75 of them and seemed like I'd never get to the bottom of that box.
Texture sheets great fun to make too, not to mention to use.  Don't know which I like better--making texture sheets or making molds.

So instead of pics of mine--not sure if I have any, or where they might be now-- I'll just post a link to the page at my site on Textures, which includes how to make texture sheets plus ideas for things to use for making them, as well as other materials for making texture sheets for clay, and how to make textures on clay without an intermediary texture sheet, etc.:

P.S.  If you want to "draw" on your raw clay instead of "impressing" it for texture sheets or just drawing on the clay directly, you can get smoother lines if you want by drawing with a somewhat blunt tip of some kind *on top of* a sheet of plastic wrap placed on top of the clay...the thinner the plastic, the sharper the interior sides of the lines will be.

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2011 09:30:56 AM »

Hi Harry!

I reeeeeeeeally love the bottom button.  I would buy a set of three of these for my buttoned scarves if they were for sale in my local shop.   Grin

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2011 11:10:15 PM »

love the multi holed button! Shocked awesome idea Grin

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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2011 02:55:38 PM »

Love your buttons!

« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2011 09:42:41 AM »

Hi Crafty Amanda, Chickybiker (how you doing? Smiley, Mazxev and Dawt, thankyou all very much Smiley

I a  feeling inspired by all your positive comments to have another go and make some more buttons.

The multi-hole button was a made in a moment of exasperation and is made of fimo soft.

Hi Diane!

I am all inspired by the texture swap you mentioned. Do you think we could organise one amongst the clay folk on this board?

Also thankyou for the drawing hint, I was struggling with that one. I am so used to creating my surface effects with colour I am not so good at texturing and detailing.

Huge hugs to all of you, I am off to plot....

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2011 11:36:44 AM »

Those buttons are wonderful, even if they are overcooked. And I love the texture plates, wonderful idea

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