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Smart as a button!

Create a multi-coloured mirror frame with the help of Resene and a bag of brightly ColdFusion buttons.

Smart as a button! - instruction sheet

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Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 42

Difficulty level: Challenging

You will need: Circular mirror in an MDF frame (ours came from ‘Spotlight’), PVA glue, Resene Multishield+ gloss (now Resene Concrete Clear), Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat, Selection of multi-coloured buttons, Resene testpot in Resene Turbo

Top tip: Keep the frame flat while the glue dries otherwise the buttons might move.

Here's another idea: Paint an artists’ canvas with a testpot of Resene Keppel and decorate with coloured buttons and sequins to create your own coloured star artwork.

Make a mirror frame
Smart as a button!

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Step 1
Step one
Carefully remove the mirror from the frame (you might need to get a grownup to help with this bit). Put the mirror to one side, in a safe place.
Step 2
Step two
Paint the entire MDF frame with one coat of Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat, allowing one hour to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Paint the frame with two coats of Resene Turbo, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Apply one coat of Multishield+ gloss (now Resene Concrete Clear) to the frame and allow to dry for two hours.
Step 5
Step five
Stick coloured buttons to the front of the frame using PVA glue and allow to dry overnight.
Step 6
Step six
Carefully place the mirror back into the frame (again, you might need a grownup to help with this bit too).

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