Make the perfect bracelet for a day at the races with the help of some vintage clip art!
Supplies and Equipment:
- faceted bangle - this pentagon bangle is from diybangles.com
- photocopied clip art, at least 6 copies - this is from a Dover Clip Art book
- clear acrylic medium - I'm using Liquitex Gloss Medium because they're my favorite, but other brands should work, too. Do a small test before committing to a large project.
- rubber cement
- paint brush
- glass - I'm using a cheap frame so I don't cut myself on the edges, glass is sharp!
- water based paint
Base coat the bracelet with the water based paint.
Make image transfers with the clear gloss medium - a detailed tutorial on that can be found here! Make the transfers as thin as you feel comfortable with - this will help them blend in on the bracelet. I made an extra in case one didn't come out well.
Reverse paint the transfers, if that suits your design. My paper didn't come off of my transfers perfectly, so I trimmed them down with scissors so that the white paper edge was gone.
Use more gloss medium to stick the transfers in place on the bracelet. Give the oval areas a couple more coats of gloss medium to blend in the edges of the transfers. I added a coat of matte medium to my bracelet so it was less shiny. That's all!