Making Metallic Buttons May 03 2013
Add Some Shine to your Buttons!
We've also been experimenting with making silver buttons. The process is very simple: Print your artwork on acetate transparency or use Dura-Lar Film for printing and button making in reverse, cut it out and press - and let the silver shine through. Press the button with your artwork shiny side up as the printed image will scratch off.
You print your image in reverse and put it ink side down when making the button. This stops any chance of the ink scratching off the button once it's made. The ink is inside and protected.
Put the acetate print side down on a naked button to get the silver effect.Simple. Want to make gold buttons? Lay a metallic gold paper under the acetate. Fluorescent? Yes you can use fluorescent or glow in the dark papers!