Mother's Day Bangles
Posted by DecoArt on Apr 18th 2016
I really love the way these bracelets turned out, and there are so many possibilities for customizing them! I love the look I got with pretty florals from adult coloring pages, but any printed image would work.
- DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Clear Matte Medium (DMM20-71)
- DecoArt Media Varnishes - Ultra-Matte Varnish (DMM24-71)
- Assorted Brushes
- Wooden Bangle - DIY Bangles
- Printed Coloring Pages
Gather your supplies.
Start by mixing a drop or two of transparent or semi-transparent fluid acrylic into a little bit of matte medium. The matte medium is transparent and the fluid acrylic gives it a tint, which creates a nice colored stain effect on the wooden bracelet.
Paint a thin layer of matte medium on top of the coloring page strips.
Once both the paper strips and the bangles have dried, it's time to transfer those pretty floral designs to our bracelets!
Paint a thin layer of matte medium to cover the outside of the bangle bracelet, and then firmly press the paper onto the bangle with your fingers print side down. Use your fingers to rub the paper onto the bangle, covering the entire surface and working out any bubbles.
If your bangle has a curved shape, you will need to press the paper down around the curve. Try to eliminate as many wrinkles as possible.
These were a lot of fun to make. I love the way the wood grain shines through the color and the floral design.