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Hand-Painted Leather Bracelet with Stamped Metal

Hand-Painted Leather Bracelet with Stamped Metal

Posted by DecoArt on Mar 11th 2016

Encircle a wrist in painted leather with this bracelet with a stamped metal accent.

SUPPLIES

    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • scissors
    • pencil
    • painter's tape
    • #3 round brush
    • hole punch
    • needle and thread
    • hammer
    • jewelry pliers
    • cotton tip swab
    • leather cuff
    • Heat Tool
    • alphabet stamp
    • tag stamping blank

    INSTRUCTIONS

    NOTES:

    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Sketch out the design free-hand on the leather cuff.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Using the finest tip of the Heat Tool, carefully begin burning in the design.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Paint in the designs with a #3 round brush, as desired. We used Bright Avocado for the leaves, and Dark Rose, Lavender, Antique Gold, Fuchsia, Cadmium Yellow, White, and Lamp Black to fill in the flowers and details.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Tape the stamping blank to the block with painter's tape. Carefully rock the middle letter of the work into the middle of the blank, using the tape as a guide for a straight line. Hold the stamp with the logo facing you at the base of the letter where the stamp meets the block. Hit once to make the impression; repeat for additional letters.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Add Black Tie to the lettering; wipe off any excess paint.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Bend the metal blank so that when the cuff is on, it will conform to the shape.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Using a strong needle and thread, tie the metal blank to the cuff in the desired location.
    14. Instruction #7