Saturday, March 14, 2009
Today's featured artist is Tessa Ann. She makes colorful and unique buttons from polymer clay that are perfect for scrapbooking embellishments.
Tessa Ann says:
I started working with polymer clay about 5 years ago when I spotted the squishy colorful packages in my local craft store. I thought it would be fun to play around with. I started by making buttons for my own scrapbooking projects. I received so many compliments and encouragement to sell my buttons that I decided to open my little Etsy shop :)
My favorite thing to make with polymer clay is my signature handmade buttons. Their versatility lends to so many creative options. I started creating my buttons to be used as scrapbooking embellishments, but after hundreds of buttons have been used in various sewing projects, I realize how versatile this medium is.
The versatility of polymer clay makes it a perfect medium for my buttons. I don't need fancy equipment to make a beautiful product. They are light-weight, yet durable.........and you definitely have not seen these funky buttons around your craft store shelves!
If you are just starting out working with polymer clay..... Simple. Have fun with it! Remember being little and playing with Play-do and how much joy it brought. Do the same, just play....no expectations, just let your creativity be your guide. Start small and go from there!
Links: (My shop) www.tessaann.etsy.com and my (Creative Blog) www.tessaann.blogspot.com