Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Button Wednesday : Big Flowers



It is Wednesday again, so it's BUTTON DAY on my blog. It would be great if you could do the same; make your Wednesday a button day too. Have you seen a lovely, beautiful, stunning, crazy button or button-related thingy, or did you make something with a button / buttons, or did you even make buttons yourself, blog about it on your blog on Wednesday, and give the link here via Mister Linky at the end of this post.


Last year I had a biking tourist in my shop who came from the south of Germany and she bought a set of earrings from me. If that's not happiness enough, she sent me a little parcel this year with some very unusual buttons ! She wrote that she found these buttons and had to think of me, and because she had my card, she decided to send them to me. Is that not super cool !!!

So, what makes these buttons so special ? In the first place they are big, you can see that on the pics with my fingers. In the second place they are flowers, so they are goofies (and I always like goofies). In the third place they are a construction set of three parts; two disks with petals fitting into each other, and a bud with shank that fits into the hole of the petal disks. Very ingenious !


I would love to paint these buttons; they are made of white plastic. Does anybody know what kind of paint I need for this ?


!!!!!!!!!! If you have something for The Button Wednesday, give Mister Linky your name and the link to your button post !!!!!!!!!!!!!


9 comments:

Dina Fragola said...

Love reading wednesday button, even if I have don't have any button to share... :)

Star of the East said...

Wow those are some amazing buttons! So kind of your customer to sent them :)

Rita alias alatvian said...

WOW!

matchstickgirl said...

o those are brilliant !!!!!!!!

nice karma coming back to you !!!!!

xxx

as for paint ... some sort of enamel spray?

donauluft said...

these buttons are gorgeous!
concerning the painting....I know that my father did a lot of plastic-painting while making ship model-constructions. But I don´t know the name of the colors, maybe ask for them in shops for modelmaking ?

zsazsazsu said...

These are special indeed, let's see what you will make with them pls.

Bigbluebed said...

They are lovely buttons!

I suppose you could use paint that model makers use. I thinkit is enamel paint.

ingermaaike said...

Those buttons are awesome and the way they came to you is even more awesome!

gr8jewellery said...

Wonderful buttons! How sweet of your customer to send them to you!! :)

I would think that model paints would work well, since they are used on plastic. You can also try using a multi surface primer then use any paints you like, especially if you already have some crafting paints at home. Take a look at this:
http://www.international-paints.co.uk/products/info/wipe_on_multi_surface_primer.jsp