I’d been saving a couple of empty cardboard tape rolls to make bracelets. I got my inspiration from craftyluna at crafster.org
|Elizabeth Abernathy How cool is this?|
The one at Elizabeth Abernathy really peaked my interest.
I took out my supplies
sandpaper (not shown)
Egyptian wrapping paper
Pictures from National Geographic
White Glue(not shown)
High gloss decoupage sealant
I didn't take photos as I went . I was trying to calm myself and didn't think about it.
*In order for the paper to adhere to the cardboard I sanded it inside and outside wiping the dust off with a damp rag.
*For the Egyptian bangle I used wrapping paper that I have had for over 15 years that was sitting in my stash of some-day-I’ll-do-something-with-this box.
*I put two coats of sealant inside and outside the bangles allowing them to dry. I used the oven for the first two coats but found that it was a little sticky when it came out needing a little extra time to cool down.
*After these coats dried I dry brushed (actually wiped with a rag) the bangles with acrylic Chocolate Bar paint to give it an antique/worn look.
*I repeated with three more coats of sealant about every 4 to 5 hours. The coats were pretty thick. I allowed these to air dry.
They turned out great. If it looks as if some white is showing through, it isn’t, it’s just the shine.