I've been experimenting with various crackle techniques to create some new style of buttons. These are some new ones I made using a combination of two tutorials by Barb Fajardo: Crackly Goodness and Mimbres Flora. Barb has some gorgeous beads on her flickr site which is what inspired me to make these.
I love the deep jewel-tones but was looking for something a little more on the lighter side. I am experimenting further with the alcohol inks so I can achieve more control over the colors I want. Making buttons with alcohol inks also requires them to be sealed so the dyes will not run, fade or wear off so I have been trying out different methods for this as well.