Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Quick buttons with Crystal Lacquer

                               project posted by Cheryl Lindsay at

This project requires clear (flat) acrylic buttons, Crystal Lacquer and any paper of your choice.

Lay your paper down right side up, put a drop or so on your paper and place the clear button on top.

Move the button around a little to make sure it is cover with the Crystal Lacquer and move it to the exact part of the paper you want your button to be.  I do several at a time and give them time to dry, if you can be especially patient over night would be the best.  When the lacquer is dry cut around the button right along the edge of the button.  If too much of the paper shows you can use a file to clean the edges.  Use a paper piercer to punch the holes in the center.  These look great on cards, layouts and even jewelry.
On these buttons I used Graphic 45 Steam punk paper.

This button is an experiment I really like.  I put the original paper down and after it dried I put it under water and rubber away some of the paper until the button was opaque. Steam punk  When the button was dry I did the same process with a second piece of paper and another layer of Crystal Lacquer. 


  1. That is so cool Cheryl! Makes me want to sew something too :)

  2. fun project... Thanks for sharing..

  3. Wow, that is really cool! I love buttons and these are just great.

    Hugs XX

  4. I wish I could replace all the buttons on my clothes with these! So pretty! I love making my own embellies. It's such a great way to be crafty without having to take on a whole project.