Buttons have long been a staple in Janines embellishment "go to products", especially for her boy pages, but mostly she uses them for bright spots of decoration on her page. Janine decided to try something different this time and use buttons as part of her grungy, steampunk background in this LO, inspired by the steampunk style of Finnabair. She loves the grungy effect of this page which is perfect for the picture of her son.
To create this custom background, Janine starts with a bit of white gesso, texture paste and gel medium. She used the texture paste to act as part of the "fixative for the bulky items like the cogs and buttons, and by washing over the elements with gesso, it gives a blank canvas for using Glimmer Mist to customise the colours of the elements, including the buttons. It really is a fun technique that Janine thoroughly recommends giving a try.
Suz decided to take a simple shape, like a chipboard starfish, and cover it with as many buttons and brads as it could take. The combination of colours and textures make a glittery, eyecatching embellishment. She balanced the opposite page with a simple button cluster.