I was going to share my new craft tutorial with you today – a wrapped bangle in cool blues and greens.
But after spending a couple of hours waiting for the paint to dry, I’m not happy with the result at all.
I started with a wooden bangle from Spotlight. I spent some time beside the swimming pool the other afternoon wrapping it with embroidery thread. I used double-sided tape to adhere the ends and created a nice ombre effect with blues and greens.
The finished bangle was a lovely glossy look. Love!
But the ends weren’t going to stay stuck for long so I decided to paint it with clear lacquer to adhere the ends and make it more durable.
Unfortunately the lacquer has soaked into the threads causing them to shrink slightly and not cover the bangle as well as they did, and the thread has lost its nice glossy shiny surface.
So now I’m considering another layer of embroidery threads.
But I need your advice:
What should I finish it with that will still be shiny but also create a surface that will hold the threads in place and protect them? Any suggestions?