Today is the day. After months of anticipation, dread, stress and excitement, I am headed to Alt Summit, a conference for pioneering and rookie bloggers and creatives. I’ve attended three times before but this is the first time I’m going for myself and tinsel + trim. I was shooting for the stars in preparation for the conference and while I didn’t quite get everything done I wanted, I still feel ready to go meet and mingle with an amazing assembly of talented and entrepreneurial women (and a few brave men!)
First thing tonight we head off to sponsor dinners. I’m fortunate enough to be attending dinner at Sea Salt Restaurant for a dinner hosted by Joann Fabric and Craft Stores. The theme of the dinner is gold, which is what inspired today’s craft. Tomorrow’s too, which will be another take on a DIY bangle. As it so happens, I was at Joann’s recently and came across this amazing Inka Gold paint by Viva. It really applies beautifully to wood without any heartache over spilled edges. It was such a breeze to use, I can’t help but want to do more with it.
While I haven’t completely committed to what I’ll wear to the dinner tonight, there is a good chance I’ll wear these fun and bold bracelets.
Let’s get started, shall we?!
DIY Geometric Wood Bracelet
Approximate time: 1 hour including drying time
Materials and Supplies
- Viva Inka Gold paint
- Wood bangles
- Black acrylic paint
- Foam paint brush
- Washi tape in various widths
Paint the interior, exterior and edges of your bangle with the black paint. Allow to dry. If needed, apply a second coat.
Using your washi tape, mask off a design of your choosing. Make sure to smooth down the edges of the tape so you don’t get any paint beed.
Once the tape is applied, apply the Inka Gold paint. Depending on the thickness of your application, you may need to do light touchups or a second coat. Allow to dry.
Remove the washi tape and marvel at how clean your lines are!
You get a gold star! You just made a DIY geometric wood bracelet!