I was really stuck for inspiration with this one and then by chance I saw a post by a dear friend who had done some 'Button Art' to raise money for charity. I researched Button Art on Google and You tube and found it was very popular, this is what I came up with:
there are many tutorials on You Tube to get you started, I found a canvas board amongst my crafty stash and lightly sketched in the letters L,O,V,E, thinking of them as 4 equal squares. Then I started placing buttons over my sketch, I found using bigger buttons for the base and layering up with smaller ones to fill the gaps was most effective. I used a hot glue gun to stick my buttons on, a bit messy, but the cobwebs of glue were easy to remove.
When it came to frame it I bought a cheap frame with plenty of depth in it, I added thin pieces of wood painted white to set the backboard a bit further away from the glass forming a shadowbox. As I dismanteled the frame I saw the large piece of backing paper, turned it over and using Ali's Stampaway Button mask I stencilled through with red, blue, green & purple distress inks. As the frame was still very large for my canvas board I used the mount that was included with the frame to finish it off.
This was a fun project to do and I am sure one of my three granddaughters will take it off my hands to hang in their girly bedroom.
Hope you have as much fun as I did with this challenge, I look forward to seeing what you come up with and Good Luck .... Bye Annie xxx