Welcome to the 12 Days of Giving!! Over the last few years I have done “12 Days” posts with crafts and tutorials during the month of December but this year I wanted to do something a little bit different. This year I have had the pleasure of working with some really amazing companies, authors, and designers who have gifted me with fabulous crafty goodies! I have collected a gorgeous selection of supplies and books that I would love to share with you and then it dawned on me that I could just give it away for the holidays! So this 12 day feature is my gift to you as well as a chance to win 12 different items. Every day I will feature a cool product from one of my favorite companies or interview a friend who will chat with me about their craft book or just create with a bunch of cool stuff I think you would like!
Today I am sharing how to use Izink Acrylic Ink to color a wooden bangle. This makes a great gift for a teen or a fashion-forward friend. Katie took this bangle out of my stash right away so I guess that's a good sign, right? This bangle features the brand new NEON Izink colors, distributed by Clearsnap in the United States (check Aladine for international distribution).
Izink is an acrylic pigment ink that behaves much differently from general pigment ink and is used by artists for mixed media work. To create this bangle, you'll need the following supplies, some of which I have linked to affiliate links online:
- Izink Acrylic Ink: Rose, Gentian, Lotus
- Elmer's Painters Pen in Black
- Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating, Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating, 6 oz
- Painter's Masking Tape
- Unfinished Wood Bangle
- Dynasty Synthetic Sable Brush Canisters, Round, Long Handle, Canister Set of 72 (optional)
- Norton Sandpaper, fine grit
- Westcott Non-Stick Titanium Bonded Scissors, Pink, Straight, 8"
Cut strips of masking tape of various widths (1/4″, 1/8″ etc) and apply to the bangle randomly to create a random striped pattern.
Apply the Izink to every other section (between the masked areas) of the bangle. You can use a paint brush if the eyedropper for the Izink is not applying the ink evenly to the bangle. Apply at least 3 coats of Izink to get a deep neon color on the wood. You can prime the wood with white spray paint beforehand if you like and this will result in needing fewer coats of Izink.
Once the Izink is dry, remove the masking tape and sand the bangle if needed – sometimes the Izink will dry in a raised ridge along the edge of the taped section. Use a black Painters Pen to color in the sections between the Izink stripes and allow to dry. The result is a super chic pop of color that will make any outfit sing!
I hope you enjoyed this fun DIY project. You can also use the Izink to color wood beads, shapes, and more to create other unique jewelry, accessories, or even holiday ornaments.