Turn a plain wood bracelet into something stunning to wear.
This Rose Wood Bracelet started out as a plain wood bangle. When I saw this bracelet blank in the store, I knew I wanted to decoupage paper on it and for me it would have to be rose themed paper. Using DecoArt’s Triple Thick Gloss Glaze is how I achieved the thick high gloss finish on this bracelet. You can also up-cycle an old wood bracelet too and turn it into something fun to wear. So next time you are at a flea market or garage sale, don’t pass over those wood bracelets!
Materials to Make Rose Wood Bracelet:
Wood Bangle Bracelet
DecoArt® Triple Thick Gloss Glaze
Americana® (DecoArt)Paper Decou-Page™
Americana® Acrylic Paint ~ Mink Tan
Bramble Rose Paper by My Mind’s Eye
Staz On® Ink Pad ~ Olive Green
Leaves Stamp by Ann Butler
Adironack Alcohol Ink Applicator
Small Paint Brush
Fine Sand Paper
Small Plastic Cup
1. Tear rose paper into small pieces. Pieces should be random sizes and have torn edges, do not cut the paper with scissors. Several coordinating themed papers can be used here also.
2. Working in small sections, brush Decou-Page on wood bracelet. Apply pieces of paper to Decou-Page. Apply a coat of Decou-Page over the top of paper. Use your fingers to smooth paper and remove creases in paper. Continue this process until the entire outer portion of the bracelet is covered in paper. Set aside to dry. (Photo A)
3. In this step, you want to remove a little of the design on the paper and have “white” showing. To do this, lightly run the sand paper over the decoupaged rose paper. Be careful to only remove a small amount of the design. This step is what gives the bracelet a mosaic look when completed.
4. Paint the inside and one rim of the bracelet with Mink Tan paint. Set aside to dry. Paint the opposite rim of the bracelet and set aside to dry. Repeat this step and paint a second coat.
5. Add a small amount of paint to the Alcohol Ink Applicator as shown in Photo B. Gently dab the paint onto the outer edges of the paper, blending the paint into the rim of bracelet. Set aside to dry. Paint should not be put on in a straight line; the look you are trying to achieve is that of blending the edges of the paper into the existing paint.
6. Stamp one of the rims of the bracelet with the Leaf stamp using the Olive Green ink. Let ink dry, and then stamp the opposite rim. (Photo C)
7. This next step needs to be done in sections, as it is tricky to apply the glaze to the bracelet and allow it to dry without damaging the gloss as it is drying. Using a brush, apply a coat of Triple Thick Gloss to the inside of the bracelet and one rim. Lay the bracelet on the rim that does not have the gloss on it to dry.
When the first section of glaze is dry, apply a coat of glaze to the outer section of the bracelet. Do not apply glaze to remaining rim that does not have glaze, this will be done next. You will need to prop the bracelet up to dry. I used a small plastic cup.
Next apply glaze to the remaining rim and set aside to dry. *Repeat Step 7, three times. This will give the bracelet a nice glaze and cover the paper completely.
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