Danny Seo: Button Art | DIY Home Décor | Michaels

Danny Seo: Button Art | DIY Home Décor | Michaels


Hi I’m Danny Seo author of the book Upcycling and today I’m going to show you
how to transform a collection of extra buttons something that maybe
you have in your junk drawer at home or a great big jar of them you
found at a flea market or thrift store. Into something less fashionable into something
more artistic these silhouette artwork pieces This milkshake and the hamburger
and French fries behind me me they might look familiar to you readers
of Everyday with Rachael Ray. They were featured in an upcycling story I did for
them and they’ve also been the project project I go the most
questions about thru email. So what you want to start
with is a pre stretch canvas. And you can find a great selection
of canvases at any Michaels store. This is a nice size I like for this project. But you can go really really extra big for a
super size silhouette project or you can really really extra small for a
really intricate smaller size one. I find the size of canvas is usually dictated
by the number of buttons you have. So if you have a lot of buttons great big
art work not a lot much smaller one. I painted it with several coats
of this great acrylic craft paint. I chose this wonderful
deep purple color right here you can choose whatever
color you want for your art work. The one thing you want to keep in mind
is to choose a color that is going to contrast really well with the buttons. So if you’ve
got a collection of green buttons you may not
want to paint the canvas green Now this is almost sort of a little bit
tacky it’s dry but it’s not completely dry boring ho-hum throw pillows
into exciting brand new ones So I think because this purple color
kind of reminds me of a starry night night I’m going to put in stars. And what
you see is just a very slight scratch in the canvas canvas it doesn’t hurt the canvas at all. And it
gives you a guideline of where to put the buttons The next step is really really simple because
I’m doing all these white silhouettes I’ll stick with white buttons. You just take your buttons put a little of white craft
glue behind it and then you fill the entire inside with your buttons. And you want to mix and match whatever
shapes and sizes that you want obviously the more detail the design is the
smaller the buttons will be more helpful in using. Once you’ve filled in all of your buttons right here you
want to make sure that it dries completely over night. 24 hours if you can. Craft glue is a great
adhesive but it’s not a super fast drying one. But once it’s dry these buttons will
definitely be stuck on your canvas. So take your collection of buttons right
now get a pre-stretch canvas paint paint it a wonderful color and make
yourself some button silhouette artwork Visit the Michaels facebook page and upload
your own silhouette art so I can see what you create.

6 thoughts on “Danny Seo: Button Art | DIY Home Décor | Michaels

  1. Whoa,,dude..Danny youre very talented and a very smart with simple ideas..I luv this dude i'm gonna save up for your book..:)..

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