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(you may have to come to the blog to see video below)

(as promised, I’ll describe for my dial up – no video readers)

I really wanted red corduroy buttons.  Stampin’ Up sells them in around 9 colors, but not red.  SO I experimented with reinkers and got a formula that works pretty well.  First you have to wet them down, which I did with an aquapainter. (or dip a paint brush into water and dab on).   Put a drop of reinker in the bottle cap (the one for the reinker) and drop a few drops of water to dilute it.  Then paint on your button til it is covered.   (red ink placed directly on the button was way too dark)  Air dry or use your heat gun – fibers sometimes get matted down so use scissors or something to fluff them back up when dry.

I started with the Summer Sun button to get closest to Real Red color.   I tried the same on a Kiwi Kiss button and it came out a beautiful Bravo Burgundy!

Happy Stampin’!