How to Embellish a Wood Bangle With Artist Tac by GRAFIX

by tami sanders * paper crafter

turn a plain wooden bangle into a work of art using Artist-Tac from GRAFIX and any paper of your choice; old newspapers, magazines, ads, or in this case a comic book.

Supplies

  • Artist-Tac by Grafix
  • DIY Bangles: 1 3/4" domed unfinished wood bracelet
  • Comic Book
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Deco Art: Americana Matte Acrylic Sealer
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Artist-Tac by Grafix is a dry adhesive that is great for adhering paper and more to all kinds of surfaces. works great for with vellum and ribbons too.

    Step 2

    tear out a few pages from your comic book.

    Step 3

    wrap a tape measure around the bangle to see how long your paper strips need to be. add about 1/2" to the measurement to allow for a bit of overlap.

    Step 4

    cut pieces of comic book pages the length of your measurement, i made my pieces 4" X 4", and cut 4 of them as about 12-14,1" strips were needed for my bracelet.

    Step 5

    peel away a portion of the white liner from the Artist-Tac sheet to expose the adhesive. i find it easier to work with if i only reveal a portion of the adhesive at a time.

    Step 6

    lining up corners and edges, lay 2 of your cut comic pieces on the adhesive sheet, pull liner farther down and add the other pieces.

    Step 7

    lay liner back down over comic pieces and smooth with your hand to make sure adhesive is well adhered to the back of the paper.

    Step 8

    if there is a portion of the Artist-Tac sheet that has been unused, you can cut it off and save it for another project. then remove liner and cut out comic pieces from the adhesive sheet.

    Step 9

    cut each comic piece into 1" strips and arrange in the order you would like them adhered. i wanted to mix the colors and patterns.

    Step 10

    peel the backing off a portion of one end of a paper strip to expose the adhesive.

    Step 11

    position the end about halfway down on the inside of the bracelet. and rub to adhere.

    Step 12

    continue to remove the backing a little at a time, rubbing the strip as you go, to adhere it to the bracelet.

    Step 13

    remove the backing and adhere the end of the strip to the inside of the bracelet, overlapping the other end.

    Step 14

    smooth strip with your fingers to be sure it's well adhered and to smooth out some of the wrinkles.

    Step 15

    begin adding additional strips, overlapping the previous one a little bit. make sure you are adhering all the strips in the same direction.

    Step 16

    second strip adhered. be sure that you rub and smooth each strip as you apply it.

    Step 17

    once all the strips have been adhered, go over the entire piece again, rubbing and smoothing the paper across the surface inside and out.

    Step 18

    be sure you do the edges too.

    Step 19

    add a coat of two of a finishing spray to protect your bracelet.

    Step 20

    finished bracelet.

    Step 21

    i hope you enjoyed this project. you can get more great project ideas by visiting the GRAFIX website and blog www.grafixarts.com you can find me on my blog www.tamisanders.com