Creative Fun – Mini Canvas Art – Button Love

Sometimes it’s nice to create something for no other reason than an impulsive urge and just for fun!

As you know, I love buttons and incorporate them (usually as embellishments) into my creative endeavours wherever I can. But here I decided to show them even more love and let them take centre stage.
I’ve painted a mini canvas and given it a bit of a grungy antiqued look with paint and walnut ink, a scrap of lace and floral paper, wording Love, rose themed ribbon trim and at the centrepiece are two buttons – one wooden concaved yellow and a luscious red heart. A coat of protective gloss medium was applied to the canvas after painting.
There you go!  Next time you get a creative urge, please do follow that impulse – you don’t need to be a formally trained artist or creative, just relax, go dig out your paints, magazine cuttings, buttons, fabric or whatever and let yourself just go with the flow……and have fun! 

Wonder Hill High Market – Saturday, 3rd December 2011

Tomorrow I shall be at Wonder High Hill Market (The Miller, near Borough Market). 
Will be selling my button and cabochon jewellery at sale cost.  Why? because in the new year all such jewellery will be moved out of my shop on Etsy, as I focus more on the gemstone, pearls and crystal bead jewellery I’ve been making of late.

 If you are in the area, do pop in and say hello!