Buttons - all shapes and sizes, but flat-backed will work best
Canvas or scrapbook paper
I cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit the 5x7 frame I was going to use. Then I free-handed (OBVIOUSLY) a heart and the word "Love". I wasn't too worried about perfection because both would be covered up by the materials.
I layered the buttons until there was no more paper showing within the heart. Then I traced the wording with glue and sprinkled with glitter.
After everything was completely dry I removed the glass from my frame and added the collage.
This is piece one of my Valentine's Day vignette I am creating. I have several other projects I will adding along the way. Watch for the tutorials!!