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Saturday, May 4, 2013

"Faux Quilted" Bangle Bracelet

Materials: 
Makin's Clay® White 120 g.
Makin's Professional® Ultimate Clay Machine®
Unity Stamp Company stamps - Ann Butler Designs 1", clear acrylic mount
DIY Bangles 1" flat wooden bangle 
Clearsnap ColorBox Crafter's Ink - Fire
JudiKins Diamond Glaze 
Earthsafe Finishes Shimmer Opaque - Gold, paintbrush
Westcott® Titanium Bonded Scissors 
Elmer's Craft Bond Adhesive
ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch 
Gold metallic floss 
Instructions
Roll white clay to #4 setting using Ultimate Clay Machine®.  If hand rolling, roll to approximately 1/8" thick.

Determine circumference of bracelet you wish to use.   Create paper template of bracelet circumference.  Select which 1" Ann Butler Designs stamps you'd like to use for your pattern and determine which order you will place them and how many of each block will be needed.

Place first stamp onto acrylic mount, ink with Fire ColorBox Crafter's Ink and stamp directly into the clay, pressing slightly to leave an impression as well as the stamp image.   Continue with remaining stamp until  required number is reached, and stamp approximately 12 extra triangles.

Let ink dry, or gently pat stamped images with ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch to instantly dry ink.

Working one section at a time so the glue does not dry too quickly, apply an even coat of Elmer's Craft Bond Glue to one section of the wooden bangle.

Use scissors to cut first squares and triangles and begin placing onto glued area of bangle.  Apply glue to next section and continue creating pattern on bangle.

Use scissors to trim 1/4" piece from long end of remaining stamped triangles.  Apply glue to top edge of bangle, mount cut pieces to cover edge.  Repeat on other side with remaining stamped triangles.

Makin's Clay® is an air dry, no-bake polymer clay, making it perfect for applications of this type.  Allow to dry (up to 24 hours depending upon conditions, but usually quicker when rolled this thin.)

Paint inside of bangle with a coat of Shimmer Opaque.  Let dry.

Apply even coat of JudiKins Diamond Glaze over entire surface of bracelet.  Let dry.

Outline each quilted piece with a piece of gold floss. 
Apply a second coat of JudiKins Diamond Glaze over entire bracelet, inside, and outside over floss.  

Have an old bangle you'd like to give a new look too?  Why not try covering it with Makin's Clay® and creating something new & unique!  - Cindi Bisson
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