Cool Cat Buttons

Like so many junk store fans, I can't resist a good fossick through a pile of buttons. Last week, however, I found the packaging more interesting than the baubles.

This cute cat on a flamingo pink background comes from Korbond's self-cover buttons (the company still makes haberdashery today). She looks like quite the vixen and I love the leopard-style detail on the right. I used a palette knife to coat her with a mix of gesso and moulding paste for a little something extra.

I've already used a scan of her in a digital photomontage and am sure she'll enjoy many more lives in my artwork. As for the buttons, I'm tempted to cover them in vintage fabric and attach to hair clips.

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