Saturday, August 6, 2011

Button! Button! Who paints a button?



I do!  I started painting roses on buttons because I wanted to have something unique to add to crazy quilting round-robins. At first I just painted roses but then added a fish for an Aunder the sea@ block , a dragonfly for a garden block and a barn for a farm  blockY  Eventually I started doing birds, bunnies, kittens and my favorite B cottages.

In the beginning I was always in search of suitable buttons but I happened upon a large supply of MOP buttons from a long-defunct factory that produced buttons in the 30s and 40s. These vintage buttons have a mellow luminosity that comes only with ageY  My buttons are 3/8@ to 1 2@ with 1@ buttons being my favorite.    If you are interested in painting on buttons I have a tutorial on my blog, http://olderrose.blogspot.com

My buttons are on Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/olderrose ) and it gives me  great joy to know my buttons are being used by others, not only for crazy quilting but for making jewelry and other crafts as well.

7 comments:

RobinfromCA said...

Gorgeous!

Madame des Fleurs said...

Wow, what great buttons! And gorgeous painting!!

andrea creates said...

wow!these are really nice :)

Laurie said...

Oh, what fun! I absolutely love the hen with her chicks, especially!

Barbara H. said...

Wow, these are gorgeous!

Susan Elliott said...

I am the proud owner of a few of Gerry's buttons and they really are MORE fabulous in person!!

Vintage Jane said...

These are beautiful little works of art. Well done you for being so creative. M x

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