A Simple Button Paperweight

A Simple Button Paperweight

My favorite paperweight designs tend to be simple and usually involve placing a small object against a background.  Even though there are only two elements involved, there's virtually no limit to the number of unique styles you can create.

During the month of June the Design Blog will focus on backgrounds paired with small trinkets and findings to show you all the incredible things you can achieve with items you may already have around your home or studio, or items you've never thought of using in the past.  We'll start with something very basic, a button...
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Print Photographs to Use as Backgrounds in Your Paperweights

Print Photographs to Use as Backgrounds in Your Paperweights

If your design involves displaying one or more objects in a paperweight, you'll need a background to place these items on.  Backgrounds can be made from a variety of materials such as paper, fabric, leather, metal, and thin sheets of wood veneer.  They can involve complex layers or they can be as simple as printing a photo, as I did for this owl and branch...
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