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Monday, September 9, 2013

Halloween Bracelet Tutorial

You gals inspired me after all your kind comments on my last tutorial. On Sunday I had a little time and put together another tutorial for this simple Halloween bracelet project.

Supply List:
Americana Acrylic Paint, Snow White
DecoArt Traditions, Prussian Blue Hue & Carbon Black
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi Medium Matte
Steel Wool
Various foam applicators/ brushes
Stencil brush
Spellbinders Nestabilities, Circles
Bead Landing, Metal Cuff Bracelet (Michaels)
Ranger Non Stick Craft Sheet
The following pages were designed to be printed in 4x6 format on glossy photo paper. Halloween Images for Bracelet

First dab a little of the Traditions Prussian Blue paint on the craft sheet and lightly pounce your foam pouncer into the paint. Tap off excess onto craft sheet.
Then pounce the surface of the metal bracelet with the Traditions Prussian Blue paint. What is great about this paint is that it easily covers the metal surface unlike some paints that bead up on metal. Let paint dry.
Then dab the Traditions Carbon Black on the craft sheet and follow the same steps. Take care to lightly apply the black in almost a translucent layer. I like to make the texture of the foam applicator appear on the surface. Creating almost a bubbly appearance. Let dry.
The next step is to take a small amount of the Americana Snow White and add a few drops of water to create a thin wash. Dip stencil brush into the wash. Use your finger to move the bristles creating white droplets. Hold the brush close to bracelet so droplet hit surface. Let dry.
Gently take steel wool an rub the surface here and there to create a worn look.

Using the appropriate circle die, cut out the image from the supplied PDF above. I used one slightly smaller then the surface so it would be framed by the painted background. Apply image to the surface using the multi medium matte. Cover the painted surface and image with the muti medium matte. If you want to retain the clear gloss of the image you can use a clear epoxy over the image area but I liked the distress look of the paint marks that matte medium creates. Let dry.
Admire finished project on your wrist.


kiwimeskreations said...

Wonderful project and great instructions Cora - well done!

frosew said...

Excellent tutorial and very cute bracelet! I'm impressed! Thanks, Cora!

Lori said...

Very cute! Thanks so much for sharing.

Sherry Hickey said...

Wow! That is fantastic, Cora! I really love vintage Halloween images!

Unknown said...

Very cool project ~ thank you!