Hi there! I am here to share a fun project today with Decoart paint and some of their new colors. Today I made a hand-painted, color-blocked wooden bangle bracelet! I am so excited to be a part of the Decoart crew, and I’ll bring you a fun project every month using some of their products! They sent me 3 bracelets to paint however I like,and I decided it would be fun to do a little color-blocking and taping to use the fun colors from the 2016 Americana Color additions.
I first taped the area off on my bracelet so I would have clean lines with painter’s tape.
I then painted each color. Letting one dry before taping for the next. The yellow paint took two coats to cover completely.
I painted one side first, let it dry and moved to the next side. I added a small, paint line in gold paint between my colors. One to hide any mistakes, and two to add a small touch of glimmer. After they were dry, I sealed them with a coat of clear,matte sealer.
The hardest part was keeping the colors from blending together on the edge, where the flat part met the curved part.
I used a small brush for touch ups to get it as even as possible. But, part of it is to remember it is hand-made and hand-painted so perfection is not required.
I had a few places where I had a little bleeding but not too bad! I ended up painting the inside with gold to add some richness. The bare wood looked too bare.
They are colorful enough to wear with jeans, or I think pretty enough to wear somewhere a little dressier too. These would be super cute with a bright skirt, and of course, your Mom or grandmother would love these as a fun hand-painted gift to get! Or you can just make them for yourself! 🙂