Victoria has a great tutorial for making buttons with a lovely lacy texture. She uses acrylic paint to highlight the texture of the buttons. When I make similar pieces, I add a little Varathane to the paint to help fix the paint (it won’t wash off as easily). She had great points about using existing buttons as a template for making the holes and for using plastic wrap to make clean edges when you use a cutter.
By Elaine Robitaille