Inspiration

Leather Wristbands Green Flower

By Carmen Flores Tanis

The hardest part of these colorful and easy-to-make wristbands will be deciding which one to wear first.  But the solution to that dilemma is easy - just stack them up and wear several at once!
Each of these wristbands uses a different technique to showcase the unique properties of Lumiere 3D Dimensional Metallic Paints and Piñata Alcohol Inks. You’ll find yourself saying “I never knew paint could do that!”

All of the colors used in these projects are suggestions. Please choose colors according to your own taste and artistic mood.

Materials:

  • Jacquard Lumiere 3D Dimensional Metallic Paints and Adhesive - Black, Lime, Emerald, Warm Gold
  • Jacquard Piñata Alcohol Inks - Lime Green, Rainforest Green
  • 9mm plastic tips
  • 1" leather wristband blank(available at leather supply shops)
  • Die cut leather flower shapes (make your own with a die cutter)
  • Snaps & setter (if your leather wristband blanks don’t have them attached already)
  • Acrylic sealer (I used Liquitex Gloss Varnish)
  • Paintbrushes / water cup / paper towels

ATTACH FLOWERS

1)  Use a big dollop of Lumiere 3D Lime to glue three die cut leather flowers onto the wristband. Press firmly and use a small paintbrush to spread out any paint that oozes out. Let dry at least one hour.

 


BASECOAT
2) Paint both sides of the wristband with Lumiere 3D Emerald.
Let dry.


3) Brush on a coat of Lumiere 3D Lime on the front and sides of the wristband. Let dry.

4) Add a coat of Piñata Rainforest Green.


5) Add a coat of Piñata Lime Green to just the flowers.

6) Avoiding the flowers, carefully brush Piñata Burro Brown in between the flowers and onto the strap part of the wristband.


7) Paint a thin coat of Lumiere 3D Warm Gold
to the entire surface of the wristband. This will
give it a lovely deep glow. Let dry.


DETAILING

8)  Put a 9mm tip on the spout of the Lumiere 3D Black and outline and detail the flowers. Then add texture to the strap part of the wristband by drawing squiggles all over.

FINISHING

  9) Seal the wristband, front and back, with a coat of the acrylic sealer.

10) Add a snap closure if necessary.

11) Now you will have the prettiest wrist in town!

Finished project

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Artist:

Carmen Flores Tanis is a mixed media artist, crafter and designer. She specializes in combining
humble materials in unusual and unexpected ways.

She is a Designer Member of the Craft and Hobby Association and has a successful online craft supply store (which gives her an excuse to buy lots of crafting goodies).

Carmen sells her work at craft shows and online and teaches classes regularly at local craft studios. She lives in Glendale, California with her beloved husband, Bruce, who patiently overlooks her art materials thrown all over the house.

You can see more of Carmen’s work at her website: http://florestanisstudio.com