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resin craft supplies tools and colorants
resin craft supplies tools and colorants
resin craft supplies tools and colorants
resin craft supplies tools and colorants
Casting Fabrics in Resin to make Buttons
What you'll need to make this:
- Silicone Cabochons Mold
- Button Shank - Clear Plastic 10mm, 10-pk
- Resin 12 oz. Set (deals on multiples)
- Tiny Pointy Swabs - pack of 100
(selections can be changed at checkout)

You'll also need

- Fabric with a distinct design - fabrics react differently in resin, watch our Resining Fabric tutorial to help you choose which will work best

- White cardstock, if you decide to back your fabrics as shown in the video

- Sharp scissors

- Paper towels

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We've also made some lovely buttons with fabric scraps using our Silicone Cabochons Mold:

This technique is pretty easy and our Silicone Cabochons Mold has 6 different sized cavities ranging from 1/4" up to 2". By partial-filling I can literally make any size button I want!  Cabochons are too thick to drill holes, so I'm using our Clear Button Backs instead.  They are lightweight, durable, and washable!  Just be sure you embed them well with resin all around for the best possible hold.

I love this technique for turning bits and pieces of fabric into jewelry, buttons, pins, magnets, all sorts of shiny treasures!  It's easy to do and super-versatile.  If you're looking for the best resin supplies for beginners, or if you've already got skills, you'll find everything you need here at  The video above shows how to select the best fabrics for this technique, and how to treat them before applying resin so you get the best looking results. Some fabrics will need a white backing to help the design pop.

The projects you make with this concept can be simple, or lead into a layered fiber wonderland. We have the best resin jewelry starter kit, and unique resin jewelry supplies to make your ideas come to life. In the video I focus on the Resin Doming Technique that Brilliant Resin does so well, but there are lots of ways to use fabrics in your castings too. This is also a great project for mixed media, so throw in an image, a charm, some pigments, or some beads for extra dimension. In addition to the best resin jewelry supplies, this how-to video will walk you step-by-step through how to turn your fabric scraps into awesome pieces! .

For all of the buttons above we embedded our Clear Button Shanks in the backs.

You can also collage other materials in layers.  In this one I embedded a metal scissors charm with some red wire I shaped to look like thread:

Here are some other examples of cast buttons with a variety of items embedded:

And here are cast buttons made with some of our other molds, which have been drilled using different size drill bits, and can be sewn on.

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