Hi crafty friends! Einat Kessler here with my first post for Ann Butler Designs. I’m so excited to be here and share some creativity with you. When I got the box of goodies Ann sent me my eye immediately caught a DIY wood bracelet by DIY Bangles. I love altering stuff and this was just perfect!
I started with coloring the bracelet with the amazing Ann Butler ‘s Iridescent orange color by Earth Safe Finishes.
After it was dry I smudged the Ann Butler’s Crafter’s Ink by Clearsnap in the bark color on my craft sheet and diluted it with water. I loaded a brush with the diluted ink and applied it on the bracelet letting it drip all over. I dried it and got beautiful pale brown drippings. I also inked the edges with the same ink.
I added more patterns to the bracelet with Ann Butler Faux Quilting Stamps , I used the 1″ Strips.Dots.Hearts and Leaves all Over. When I stamped the surface of the bracelet I only pressed gently on the stamp so only part of the pattern will be stamped and not all of it.
Then I cut butterflies and music notes from tissue paper and added it to the bracelet with gel medium.
Finally I added a metal wire around the bracelet and some beads. I also added two charms and the word LOVE handwritten on a few spots.
I hope you were inspired to create a mixed media bracelet of your own.
Have fun creating!