Thursday 3 October 2013

Have a go

It's Thursday, so it's me Deb to share a little something with you today.

Do you ever see something on your travels around the internet and think 'Oooooo I'd love to have a go at that' ? I know I often do. I first saw mixed  media cuffs a year or so back and immediately fell in love with them and have since then been wanting to have go at making my own.
Now those of you who do mixed media know it isn't the cleanest of hobbies and I often have stained fingers, as was the case after making this project, so please excuse my grubby looking nails and fingers in these photos.

I started out with a cutting a length of grunge board that fitted around my wrist and I coated it in gesso then started adding colour, a mixture of alcohol inks and Dylusion sprays.
I then added a length of ribbon along the cuff using a good glue.
The quote is a stamp from the Crafty Impressions Explore set. I stamped this onto a thin piece of metal using Stazon ink and attached this to the cuff using eyelets.
The next step was to add the edging ribbons to the cuff. This was done using hot glue.
I also added a few flowers to the cuff, just to pretty it up a little, but you could add charms, buttons, anything would look good.
Finally I added some more eyelets at the back to thread ribbon through to allow the cuff to fastened
I do hope you've enjoyed this little project as I had a lot of fun making it and think I may make a few more.
There are some great tutorials on Youtube on how to make cuffs if you fancy having a go yourself.
See you next week

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