How to Make Painted Banglescomments (3) March 10th, 2008
Here's how you can add simple embellishments to a basic bangle and end up with a one-of-a-kind fashion piece. Come up with your own motif, or find a designer inspiration. Unfinished wooden bangles are the best to use, but you can also use finished-wood or even plastic bangles.
What You'll Need:
Wooden or plastic bangles
Acrylic paint such as Ceramcoat or DecoArt (Michaels.com)
Paint brushes in a variety of sizes
Fine-gauge steel wool
Step 1: Prepare your bangle
For a finished wooden bangle, rub it with steel wool first to roughen the surface. The paint will adhere better. Study your inspiration, or sketch out your design ideas on paper.
Step 2: Paint your design
Once you’ve settled on a design, paint it on. Let it dry. If you’re applying an all-over color, it may take two or three coats.
Step 3: Apply polyurethane
Apply a spray polyurethane. It will add a high-gloss look and seal in your work. Follow the directions included with the brand you choose.
Photos by: Sloan Howard
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