Who remembers being fascinated with Grandma’s button collection that she stored in old cookie and candy tins?
I certainly do! I could spend hours as a child sorting through the vintage round treasures. Who needed toys when you could sort through a button tin??
As an adult, I have amassed an insane amount of buttons and still enjoy spending hours sorting them by type and color. I use glass jars to store my rainbow collection. Buttons are a terrific material to use in mixed media pieces. I like to use them in a mosaic treatment on canvas. Here are a few examples of my button mosaics that I created on a tissue collage background.