Freitag, 1. April 2016

DIY Bangles - DecoArt Tutorial

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

Are you in need of a Mother's Day gift? How about some handpainted DIY bangles?

There is still plenty of time to customize an unfinished wood bracelet

Unfinished Wood Bracelet's from DIY Bangles
DecoArt Media Gesso White, DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff, Prussian Blue Hue, Titanium White, Green Gold, Pyrrole Red, Metallic Silver, DecoArt Media Matte Medium, DecoArt Media Ultra - Matte Varnish and DecoArt Triple Thick Gloss Glaze

I started priming the bracelets with a layer of DecoArt Media White Gesso

I mixed DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff with a tiny bit of Prussian Blue Hue and applied the paint mixture with a sponge

Creating some texture with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Titanium White and Bubble Wrap,

...and a plastic card

Painted spots and stripes with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Green Gold

More texture with a tiny round lid and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Pyrrole Red

I also applied 2 layers of Pyrrole Red to copy paper...

..and punched out a couple of hearts

The hearts are glued to the bracelets with DecoArt Media Matte Medium. 
Drew spots and circles with a black permanent marker, too

Painted DecoArt Media White Gesso inside the bangles and sanded afterwards to get a smooth surface

Painted then two layers of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Metallic Silver inside

Applied DecoArt Triple Thick to the pantagon shapes and...

... painted DecoArt Media Ultra - Matte Varnish between the pentagon shapes and inside the bangles

A matching card completes the gift

I hope you feel inspired to create your own lovely and heartwarming 
Mother's Day gift



Tracy Easson hat gesagt…

Oh my goodness Elly they are amazing ... love and adore what you have done!♡♡♡

Pammejo hat gesagt…

Gorgeous!!! Love, love those little hearts and how your used the credit card for making the details on the bangle!!!

Joi at RR hat gesagt…

Wait here a minute Elly while I pick my jaw up off the floor.....

ok - I'm back!!! Dear me... these are ASTOUNDINGLY WONDERFUL girl. I have never seen anyone make a bracelet before - WOW WOW WOW. I love that they are 'FUN' - just happy, free and full of love. Definitely makes me want to play with DIY bangles!!! XXj.

Anneke hat gesagt…

This is so beautiful. Such a great idea.
Thanks for showing Anneke

Barbara Rankin hat gesagt…

This is stunning, Elly! Love both bracelets and the card that matches is wonderful!

Brenda Brown hat gesagt…

These are gorgeous Elly I love how you have altered the bangles and the finished designs.
Enjoy your weekend.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Julia S-W hat gesagt…

These are gorgeous Elly! So inspiring to see the everyday objects you used as 'stamps'! So clever. xx

Little Artbee hat gesagt…

Schönes fröhliches Frühlings-Set Elly. Die Karte gefällt mir besonders gut, schönes modernes Design. Der Hauch Maigrün in dieser blauen Komposition mit peppigen Rot, macht das Ganze so schön lebendig. Super!
Schöne Frühlingszeit, bleib gesund und Kreativ.
Liebe Grüße

Maria Soto hat gesagt…

just beautiful, terrific job