I just love buttons! All colors, sizes and shapes…so I created this shadowbox as kind of an inspiration piece for my studio.
I used a Provocraft shadowbox. First I covered the inside of the back with a piece of Webster Pages designer paper. I then randomly painted streaks of Old Linen and Tattered Rose Distress paints on the paper. Next I painted Tim Holtz Grungeboard letters (that spell "buttons"), in Old Linen and Tattered Rose. I love the Distress Paints because when they dry, the paint cracks, so produces a great vintage look. As the letters were drying, I randomly stamped Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink (craft ink-pigment ink from SU!©) large buttons using a stamp from Distant Generations, another great stamp set from Artistic Outpost, on the background. I adhered buttons to the bottom lower half of the back of the shadowbox with Ranger Matte Accents (a great adhesive!).
I also gave a light coat of Tattered Rose Distress paint around the frame of the shadowbox, and applied a white rub-on to the front using one of Stampin’ Up!©‘s new rub-ons. To finish my project I just poured some buttons into the shadowbox and placed the back panel back on.
Artistic Outpost sells a full line of Tim Holtz Distress products, including all colors of Distress Paint.
This project was a lot of fun to make, and hopefully will serve as a source of inspiration.
Thanks for looking!