Gather These Supplies
For both bangles:
DIY Bangles - the blue floral bangle is the flat exterior and the brown bangle with green beads is the pentagon
Mod Podge in your choice of formulas (I used Gloss)
Scissors or Craft knife and mat
Blue Floral Bangle with Beads
FolkArt Acrylic - Forest Moss, Teal
Paper scraps - I used Carolyn Gavin's Greenhouse collection from K&Company
Martha Stewart Microbeads in Brownstone
Brown Distressed Bangle with Beads
FolkArt Acrylic - Hot Pink, Real Brown
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Paper scraps - I used Sultry from Basic Grey
Martha Stewart Microbeads in Peridot
Tissue paper or vellum
Tape the vellum down to your sheet of scrapbook paper and then cut out the five separate shapes. The way I kept track is with numbering. If you write a number onto the bangle and onto the back of the scrapbook paper, you'll never see it; it will be Mod Podged down.
The brown bangle is distressed. You can distress easily by rubbing a wax candle all over the bangle, especially on the ridges. Rub firmly and then brush off any extra wax chunks that are left. Remember that the more wax you add, the more distressed the bracelet will be.
Rub a piece of medium grit sandpaper over the top of the bangle - you'll see the areas where the wax is just rub away (quite easily), and you can see the first layer color beneath. Isn't it super cool? Sand more for more distressing.
Add the paper pieces to your distressed bangle with Mod Podge (also Mod Podge the paper onto the blue floral bangle). Allow to dry for 15 - 20 minutes, then give them a top coat. Add a few coats of Mod Podge to seal the bangles.
Time to add the beads. To do this, paint Mod Podge around the edge of your paper and sprinkle the beads onto it. You'll see here that I used Mod Podge in an old Dimensional Magic bottle so that I could get more control (I have a very shaky hand). If you don't have an old bottle, use a smaller paintbrush and drag the Mod Podge around the edge. Sprinkle the microbeads on, allow to dry and then rotate and repeat. When dry, your blue floral bangle is finished! You still have one more step on the brown distressed bangle.
Thanks to the team here at CL and S for featuring me. I can't wait to show you more fun projects with Mod Podge! I would also love to give away one of these today:
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Thanks for the visit, and come check me out at Mod Podge Rocks whenever you get the urge to glue!
*UPDATE* - winner of the starter pack is Veronica.