Inspiration

Leather Wristbands Green and Brown

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 - Pearl, Black, Lime, Warm Gold
  • Jacquard Piñata Alcohol Inks - Burro Brown, Lime Green
  • 9mm plastic tip
  • 1" leather wristband blank (available at leather supply shops)
  • Snaps & setter (if your leather wristband blanks don’t have them attached already)
  • Acrylic sealer (I used Liquitex Gloss Varnish)
  • Foam stamps
  • Paintbrushes / water cup / paper towels
  • Glass or ceramic plate to use as mixing palette

BASECOAT

1)  Brush both sides of the leather wristband with Lumiere 3D Pearl. Set aside for a few minutes to dry.


2)  Brush front and sides of wristband with one coat of Lumiere 3D Lime. (The color will be very sheer.) Let dry.


3)  Brush on a thin layer of Piñata Lime Green.



4)  Brush on a coat of Lumiere 3D Warm Gold to tone down the Lime Green a little.


DETAILING

6. Put a 9mm tip on the spout of the Lumiere 3D Black. Squeeze the bottle gently as you outline the stamped images with the black paint. Set aside and let dry for one hour.

FINISHING

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

8)  Add a snap closure if necessary.

9)  Now that's a pretty bracelet!

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