Edit: the giveaway has now been closed & winner picked. Comments still open though, in case of question and stuff :)
Thanks so much for all the comments entered already! :)
Today I’m gonna do a fun tutorial inspired by the Hambly Screenprints make’n’take at CHA W-10, where they decorated wooden bangles with Hambly rubons. And ofcourse - with this new post there's a new chance for you to get new tickets to the giveaway :)
My bangles however, isn’t made of the wooden kind. It’s not really wearable by me either. It’s too small. But it’s great if you have kids in the house – kids with slim hands. Like my four, soon-to-be-five year old daughter. And I bet you have the resources at home already. Or will in a while anyways :p I made hers from used glue dots rolls. I’m sure you can find cheap wooden bangles in craft/jewellery stores and stuff. I just haven’t been looking :p
You’ll need gesso. It might not be entirely necessary, but it helps preparing the material for the paint applied later on (and also means you’ll need less paint sort of). Apply it everywhere on the rings. Apply it twice – and allow it to really get dry in between. I placed them on a sheet of scrap cardstock and put them a safe place so I could work on something else in between the drying. (Oh, and this is where my hands are pretty much covered in gesso because I find it more fun using my fingers than looking for a brush or applicator….)
Time to apply the paint. I went for red and black. Crimson red with touch of satin finish (such a lovely color) from Marie’s acrylic paint (a pretty cheap brand). The black used is “Pitch Black” dabber paint from Adirondack. Just unscrew the dabber-top and – again – use your fingers (or look for a new brush/applicator) to apply the paint. If using fingers like me, make sure you only work with one color at a time and wash your hands between the colors ;p Apply this coat twice, letting the paint dry in between the coats.
Feel free to apply rubons on the insides too. Kids loves that! Apply some kind of coating medium/sealer on the bangle afterwards, both to protect the rubons&paint for wear and to give the bangle a cool look. Like with this Glossy multi-medium from Claudine Hellmuth Studio. Gives it a really shiny, glassy finish.
For the red bangle I used gold “Doilies” rubons from Hambly Screenprints and a satin matte spray sealer. Gave it such a lovely look :)
Here’s the lucky wearer of these bangles – she instantly loved them and keeps bragging to everybody who wants to hear that her mommy made these for her ♥ (I’m thinking it’s ok, she’s only four, she can brag about her mommy all she wants *wink*)
Hope you’ve been enjoying the tutorials so far :)
Here’s another peek at what’s inside the giveaway – lovely Prima stuff (pretty much all of my faves are in there) and some Hambly too :)
For another chance at the giveaway where one lucky winner will get everything’s displayed till now (drawing happening at March 18th), just simply drop me a comment here. To get a second ticket to the giveaway, just follow my blog (see button to the right, or click here) and drop me a second comment. If you’re already a follower just comment and let me know right away :)
Stay tuned for more tutorials coming up :)