I've been making paper beads for over 2 years now and decided it was time to try other paper ideas
I used an old cereal box to make these beads. By using the inside out, I got that natural card stock surface, so I could paint it. I used watercolours and then a matte varnish.
I've seen lots of really cool decoupage bangles out there and I really wanted to make my own
I finally found some untreated wooden bangles in a craft store and decided to cover them in narrow strips of magazine paper. It took quite a while to cut and glue them all, but I love the outcome
For this one, I chose autumn colours and painted the edge and inside with black acrylics.
I wanted the two bangles to be very different, so this time I went for pastels. The strips are even narrower and I went for an oblique angle (is that the right term??). This time I covered the inside with paper too. I wanted to use one long strip, but this proved very difficult and I put in small squares instead and covered all the joints(?) with pink and blue strips.
What do you think?