Sunday, September 2, 2012

August Impressions~

Polymer clay embellishments in an altered book.  (This is a re-post of an altered book project from several years ago.) Since Elizabeth did a terrific tutorial on her blog Altered Book Lover, I was inspired to show this spread, which is one of the few times I've used polymer clay.

 The button-shaped pieces of polymer clay were made from impressions of old buttons from my grandmother's button jar. The background is acrylic paint over gesso. Circles were stenciled on, flowers from tissue wrapping paper were applied in opposite corners, and hand-carved stamping in green acrylic was added. The clay buttons were also painted in acrylic, layering yellow, tan, and black to highlight the textures. Words were added in brown Sharpie marker...things that remind me of the month of August and the sweet days of the end of summer.


  1. Oh wow, Dianne. I have never seen these beautiful buttons made from polymer clay. They are fantastic. They are extremely well created and put my little tutorial to shame. Color me impressed. Impressed with the colors of August!

    I'm so very sorry I don't have a clue how to delete your first link, because I'm not that familiar with Mr. Linky. It may be that I have to have the "pay option" in order to delete anything.

  2. Your colours are wonderful and the buttons are very well done. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. This spread is just beautiful. The colors and background texture really help to make you "see" what the words describe. The polymer buttons are beauties!


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