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A couple of weeks ago, a company called DIY Bangles contacted me after seeing my Dictionary Page Wreath.
They really liked it, and asked me if they could send me some wreath forms, and wooden bangles to play around with. After thinking about it for a full two seconds, I replied yes. (I think it was more of a hell YES, now that I consider it).
I received my generous package (thanks again!), and have been playing ever since. I couldn't resist the bangles, so this is the project I am bringing you today.
Karen, The Graphics Fairy (hi Karen!), posted this wonderful alphabet, and simply put...
I wanted to wear it.
This is how the bangles arrived, smooth and ready to decorate. I painted it with Martha Stewart's new paint in Summer Linen (satin). I printed out the lower case alphabet...
And turned it over and rubbed pencil over the back.
I taped it securely to the bracelet, and traced over the letters with a very sharp pencil. I shifted the paper and did it again so the bangle was covered.
After removing the paper, I went over the letters with an extra fine artist pen in black.
I carefully erased any pencil marks, and gave the whole bangle a coat of Fine Crackle medium (from the Martha Stewart paint line). The effect is very subtle, especially over the linen color. When everything was completely dry, I sprayed it with a clear acrylic sealer.
This alphabet is so pretty with its swirls, I love it against the linen color. Monday is already better with this new piece of jewelry!
M.M.M. at C.R.A.F.T.
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