I'm back with the tutorial I did for this magazine!
Okay...here we go! :)
So I bought this silicone putty at Etsy and decided to use some PTI buttons to make a moulds of.
Take two equal parts and mix them together.....very quickly.
I mean as quick as possible because the putty starts to dry as soon as you take it out of it's container...mix and make a ball.
Push the button into the putty. For this particular brand it says to let it stand for about 20 minutes to harden.
Then pop out the button...and you have your mould! :)
Take your polymer clay (I used Fimo), roll into a ball and press into the mould.
I usually have to add or take away some fimo for a perfect fit....you want the back as flat as possible so it will lay flat on your project.
With this silicone putty you can bake the polymer clay in the mould...what I usually do is put it in the freezer for a minute and the polymer clay pops out and then I bake it....saves time to do it this way if you want to make more than one button.
I then threaded the button with bakers twine and added a big glue dot on the back to adhere it to my card.
I also used Hero Arts Clouds stamp and a SRM sticker for this card. This card reminds me to relax, chill....don't stress....everything I need I already have....my family and our health. :)
All three buttons on this card I made using moulds I created from the buttons above (all PTI buttons).
If you have any questions please ask...it's pretty easy and fun! :)