Friday, 28 October 2016

My Ugly Buttons

Dear Friends!
First of all, don't you just love the title for Athanasia's post today?! :)
Not only is this art piece creative, but it's also a true Art Alchemy paints feast and also I just love the whole idea behind this project, so very much after my own heart. You know me - always diving into forgotten drawers and countless junk boxes piling high on my shelves. :) And then, there's the magic of turning seemingly useless objects into Art...
 
P.S. It's been such an exciting week! I hope you didn't miss the big reveal of my new Creative Team!
There's also a new Art Recipe by my Team on Prima blog and... keep an eye on this spot - there's a very special giveaway coming tomorrow! :)
And now - all you magpies and collectors, get ready to be amazed and inspired! ;)
Hello dear Finn friends!
I'm very excited and thankful to be invited back in Finnabair CT! I'm looking forward to share my new projects and ideas with Finn's amazing products and I'm sure it will be a fantastic journey for all of us!
Today I want to share an assemblage I created with buttons and Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints.

I love collecting cute stuff like keys, coins, gems and all kinds of interesting little objects that come my way.
I've been collecting all these buttons for years, some of them are very old and I got them from my grandmother... So, I decided to create something with them.
Even though I wasn't sure how it would turn out, I knew from the beginning that I was going to cover them completely with paints, so I decided to choose all my ugly buttons and kept my favorite ones in the box.
Although it took me ages to find the right place for each one of them, I had so much fun playing - it was really like the 'Tetris" game! ;)
You can watch the whole fun part in my video below.
I used the 3D Gloss Gel to glue them down to a wooden base and covered everything with Heavy Black Gesso.
The most fun part of the whole process was to paint all these buttons with the Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints!
I really love how all these colors highlight the textures and different designs of the buttons.
I liked the result so much that I decided to add nothing more, not even one single embellishment, but the tittle.

I used a chipboard word 'CREATE' and painted it with the White Crackle Texture Paste to add more texture and the Emerald Green Acrylic Paint - my favorite color shade.
To add even more texture to the assemblage, I used again the White Crackle Texture Paste on several spots.
As my final touches, I made splashes with all the colors shades I used before to paint the buttons.
Here is my video with all the fun process. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did :)



Thank you for visiting!
Have a lovely crafty day!
xxx
Athanasia

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6 comments:

Sanda Reynolds said...

Stunning work Athanasia!!! Loved the video too! <3 xoxo

Sandra Tessari said...

Incredible and wonderful ­čĹŹ­čĆ╝

Robin Donnelly said...

I'd love to win all these goodies. Love your art and all your videos. Thanks for the chance to win!

grannyindeed said...

You have such amazing talent in your design team. I love love love the beautiful creations the produce. Thanks for sharing.

Athanasia said...

Thank you ladies <3

Irendi said...

Hello! Although I'd love to receive this amazing set of goodies, I also want to say thank you to you and your team for inspiring me to create experiment. I love seeing what you create and then going to my own table to try my hand at something similar or vastly different. I'm just happy to be letting the creative process take me on adventures!