Monday, November 26, 2012

Stampendous-DIY Bangles

Hi there...welcome to the first day of the Stampendous Blog Hop Collaboration with Indus Trading Company-DIY Bangles

Here is my take on altering these fun wooden Bangle Bracelets:


It was really so simple to do, the most difficult part was deciding what design I wanted to use.  I just rummaged through my really, really old craft stash and found some very, very inexpensive Acrylic Paint which surprisingly enough wasn't even dried out!



 I decided to test my design on some inexpensive wooden craft sticks I had purchased for another project to see how the product would react.  The acrylic paint dries very fast so there's not much down time.  After painting the sticks I pulled out my  Fran•táge Embossing Kit.  I love the way the Copper showed up on the Black Plum paint, but you really had to see it in a certain light for the image to show up, so I decided on the Aged Silver.  I may go back and create another Bangle with the Blue and Copper together.


I used the flourish from Stampendous Cling Jumbo Tulip and inked it up with some Versamark and then sprinkled the Aged Silver Embossing Powder and heated it up...reminded me of soldered silver. 


Here's the final product, be sure to stay tuned to the Stampendous Impressions Blog all week, there are some awesome creations from the Design Team members.  And on Saturday there will be a Blog Hop with all new submissions!

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful job, Barb! That Aged Silver is striking against the black plum paint!

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  2. Oh Barb, I love your bangle. Wendy is right. The combination is striking. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. Beautiful bangle! I love the color combination in your trials too. TFS

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  4. Well, you're making me think I might be able to do one of these. Love the look you achieved! Did you mask to get the oval areas embossed? If you have time to answer: sghess4451@comcast.net

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    1. Hi there, thanks for your sweet comments...I did not mask the oval. The bangle is a 'pentagon' so there are 5 raised oval areas. I simply painted the whole bracelet, let dry, inked only the stamp with Versamark, sprinkled on the embossing powder, shook off the excess, then heat embossed. Super easy!

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  5. wow that looks beautiful, and very expensive. great technique, thank you for sharing.

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  6. How pretty--it would be great for a Christmas party.

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  7. These are gorgeous. Now I finally know what to do with that same embossing kit, which I purchased a few months ago!

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  8. Very pretty! They are fun to work with, aren't they!?

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    1. Thanks, yes they are...love your gear set!

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  9. Your bangle is SO very lovely, Barb! I've been wanting to try my hand at some jewelry making and this just might be the inspiration I need to make the jump! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  10. Such a pretty choice of colors! No stopping at one, that's for sure.

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  11. The design on your bangle is gorgeous, the colors are so striking too!!!

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