While embellishing the confirmation gifts, I was searching through the inherited button stash and found some beautiful buttons with gold roses. Now, I don’t often use bright gold in my work so as I already had some gel medium right there on a plate I decided to see if I could tone the gold down a notch.
I covered the rose with medium using a paint brush
and let it dry,
and it worked indeed.
The gold (on the right) is now more soft and subtle and the buttons more likely to be used. I will be toning down some more buttons I have in my button box, and now that I know they can be glued onto the quilts with gel medium, I will be playing with more embellished mixed media quilts for sure.