Monday, August 31, 2015

Papertrey Ink's 2015 Stamp-a-faire, accessories challenge

The next challenge I decided to try was the accessory one.  The tongue depressor bangles looked like a fun change from making cards.  I wasn't so sure it would really work, but I am pleased with the results.  It took a little preparation (boiling and soaking the sticks then finding something to use for forming the bangle) but was worth the effort.  I ended up using a small tupperware container to shape the bangle.  (I wish I had an oval shaped container).  I followed the directions from the PTI video and everything worked as described.  Here's the result:

I sanded the dry, formed bracelet, then heat embossed the stitched leaf border (stamp is from this year's PTI SAF kit) with Martha Stewart's copper embossing powder.  I put a coat of Martha Stewart decoupage glue over the whole thing to seal the wood a little.  After heating and brushing on the glue, I had to tie some twine around the bangle to re-shape it a little, as it straightened out a bit.  (My daughter said I cooked it with the head gun when heat embossing - she's probably right)

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