I took a magazine challenge to use buttons in a mixed media art piece. It's the first time I've ever tried something on the national level, and although it wasn't picked, I'm happy that I tried, and I think I'll try some more!
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I used 5 x 7 canvas, Golden Molding Paste, various buttons, glitter, Lumiere paint, watercolor paint, fibers, and ribbon. Gold leaf pen added for detail.