Tonic Beautiful Buckle Die Set - a post from Mandy

Hi Everyone
Here is one of the new releases from Tonic Studios.  I chose to use the Beautiful Buckle with a twist!  Not a card this time but a Bracelet Cuff.
As soon as I saw this die set I thought it looked like a bracelet or a gorgeous watch strap so I got straight to it with this simple project idea for you.

Having recently done this painting technique with my classes, I decided that it would fit what I had in mind perfectly.  So I gathered together my gesso, inks, paints and glue, put my pinny on and began.

Using the Beautiful Buckle die set I cut the inner part of the die from Grunge Paper and then cut the outer edges with the strip die.  Then I cut another band just using the outer strip die.  I gave these pieces a light coat of Vintage Photo Distress Ink and dried.  On reverse of plain piece paint with the Precious Metal Colour paint as this acts as a sealant.  Now I added some random streaks of Gilding Blush – Gold Leaf.  Applied on top of the wax was a light blue wash of colour. Leave to dry.  Using gesso and blue distress ink take a stippling brush and go over some of the areas removing any excess with a dry kitchen towel.  Once dry buff the pieces to bring out the shine.
Glue fancy cut-out section onto top of plain under section.  Cut to size required to fit wrist.  Add a hitch fastener to one end of bracelet and cut a small slit on the other end so that the fastener will fit through to secure.  Decorate to suit.  Enjoy!

What Was Used
Tonic Studios Verso Beautiful Buckle Strip Die Set
Tonic Studios Forever Moments Gilding Blush – Gold Leaf
Tonic Studios Forever Moments Creative Storage Adhesive
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grungepaper
White Gesso
Viva Precious Metal Colour – Mother of Pearl
Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers and Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners

We hope you have been inspired.

Thanks for Popping By

Mandy x

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