I made the coolest embellishments out of things lying around my scrap room. They were so easy to make (not to mention SUPER cheap) and they came out looking so good. I started making the chipboard buttons and they were so addicting I moved on to stamped images.
To make your own epoxy chipboard buttons:
*Aleene’s paper glaze (or any dimensional glaze)
*Chipboard circles (you can cut yourself or buy premade circles and peel them in half Mine are 1” and 1.5”)
*Leftover paper scraps, stickers, rubons or anything flat.
*a trimmer or scissors
Use a glue stick to cover your circles with patterned paper (I used scraps.) Trim off excess paper. Embellish. Using the pointed tip on the bottle of paper glaze apply a thin layer over the top of your circle making sure you cover the entire surface evenly. At this point you could sprinkle glitter or add small beads.
You need to allow the glaze to dry overnight. Do not worry if it appears cloudy. It will dry to a clear glass like shine. The thicker the coating you apply the longer they will take to dry. Try not to touch until dry or you will leave fingerprints.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy, right?
Now check this out…,,,
You know that piece of thin chipboard that you get in kits or in the back of paper packs? Never throw this away. Its time to recycle it and get out your stamps….
Now you have your very own custom epoxy embellishments for pennies!! I cant wait to see what you CREATE with this simple technique.