A few months ago I Instagrammed this inspiration picture (via Real Simple) - follow me @mandyfarn.
I looked for similar types of bangles at my favorite thrift stores, but only found a couple of smooth wooden bangles. While looking at quotes on Pinterest I recalled the bangles and thought it would be really cute to use my Silhouette Cameo to stencil "run and be happy" around one of the bangles and a pattern around the other.
First I cleaned sanded and primed the bangles.
|post cleaning and sanding|
Next I painted one a shade of pink Mystic Paint called Pretty Petals and the other a color called Iced Aqua. Both bangles required two coats of paint.
I used Silhouette Studio to layout my designs (measured to fit the height and circumference of the bangles)
After cutting out my designs in vinyl, I carefully transferred them to the bangles. Next, I painted a thin top coat in my base color (to seal the edges of the vinyl). Once it was dry I painted over the stencil with my second color. A warm grey called Calla Lilly (also Mystic Brand) on the blue and Iced Aqua over the pink. I did not paint the insides of the bangles.
|The blue bangle has layer of paint over vinyl to seal the edges before the top coat, pink does not.|
Both of these bracelets are going to my Summer Gift Exchange partner. I can't wait to make more - plus now I have an excuse to visit my favorite thrift stores.