Sunday, 31 January 2016

Mixed media bracelet- 1st trial!!!

Heya folks,

After not being able to craft for a few days coz of family health issues, I am back in action.

And yup I have a exciting news to share!!! I am part of a very talented design team at Bob N Betty.


And they have a huge variety of good quality pattern papers to offer. I  had a hard time while choosing the papers to work with for this month.

I chose one of the papers from Vintage bloom set. VIBL009
I simply love the floral pattern and the vintage look of the paper.

So here's what I created with this pattern paper. I am soooper happy with the way its turned out!!! Though its my first trial at it I think that the way the end product looks, it was worth the effort!!!
I made a mixed media bracelet using this pattern paper.

Here's a small pictorial as to how I made this!!!

1) I cut the pattern paper into smaller strips of different widths.

2) Covered a desired shape with plastic wrap.

3) Wrapped the pattern paper strips onto the plastic wrap covered bottle.I used decoupage matte glue to adhere the strips together. I placed the strips in a fashion such that the flower pattern is more prominent.

4) I gave it a gesso wash using a dry brush.

5) Used stencils- The crafters workshop ( harlequin and Art is) and added texture using modelling paste at random areas. Gave a nice coating of decoupage matte glue to seal the surface.

6) Once everything was dry, I started assembling my focal spot using various embellishments using various colours of flowers from my stash and to zing it up a bit added a metal chain that runs through the back of the metal sunflower to the side of the bracelet. Used viva decor Inka gold- gold paint to highlight a few areas of the textures added!!! Also used two Studio G stamps (mini flower and mandala design) to add in a little more interest at random places on the bracelet!!!

7) The final step was cutting the bracelet open at a point exactly behind the focal point. After trimming of the edges added a soft padding to the inner surface of the paper so that its comfortable to wear. Last but not the least added Brown ribbon so that the bracelet can be used on various wrist sizes and voila its ready!!! :D

Here are a few closeup views of the final bracelet!!!

And here's me wearing the bracelet :D Ofcourse I had to try it on :D

Here's a closeup as to how it looks when worn :D :D

Hope you enjoyed my process of making the bracelet. Do leave me some love and suggestions.

Thanks for stopping by,
Entering it For

1)  Lulupu Challenge 2-0-1-6 recipe  
 2- stamps
0- washi tape
1- 1 Pattern paper
6- flowers-types and colours (Bronze, yellow, pink, red, purple and blue) (Mulberry roses, resin sunflower, resin marigold, metal sunflower, the pattern paper has 2 types of flowers incorporated, stamped mini flower ) ]

2) Just add Ink #296... Just add nature--- Flowers

Lots of hugs


  1. Wow! This is such an exquisite bracelet Pratvam! The colours and textures and flowers all work so beautifully together and how wonderful to be able to wear it too! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

    1. Yayyy!!! Thankyou so much Jan. Yes It was awesome to wear it :)

  2. What an amazing project! Pratvam, l love your take on the challenge, so pretty and detailed and as Jan said, that you can wear it is a wonderful bonus! Thank you for sharing the process in great detail and joining us at Just Add Ink.

  3. What a creative project Pratvam! The bracelet looks stunning! Thank u so much for playing along with us, hope to see u join again! :)
    Suchi - Lulupu DTxx

    1. Thankyou so much Suchi :) Will surely try to whip up something for this challenge too :)

  4. such an awesome project! thanks for joining us at Lulupu :) good luck

  5. Wow!! Such a clever creation. The bracelet looks beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Lulupu. Hope to see you again :)

  6. Oh my this is so stunning!!!!! I love your creativity and how this project turned out. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Just Add Ink this week.

    JAI Design Team

  7. Wow...fantastic ! lovely work...thanks for joining us at Lulupu! Good Luck !
    Irma - DT Lulupu

  8. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!! Your so creative and talented and I love all the floral elements with their colours. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week!