I used Healing Wings on this card. Did I mention i LOVE this stamp set? lol! The sentiment is from Always Here set. I inked the paper up with Distress Inks and splattered with water to create that cool background. The butterflies were stamped with Truffle Mix'd Media Colorbox ink and embossed with Stampendous Clear EP. They've been colored with copics.
This bangle measures 2 3/4 inches (inside diameter) with a 1 1/5 inch face. The bangles from DIYBangles are made of milkwood. Lightweight and perfect for adding a little something to your outfits. Its been wood burned, painted and finished with a clear wood varnish.
I started wood burning in college. I made a few pieces and then stored the tool away and forgot about it. A few years ago, I realized that I could incorporate my stamping into wood burning and so I dug the wood burning tool back out.
The butterflies continue around the entire bangle. There are 4 butterflies in total on the bangle. I love butterflies. They symbolize hope and peace to me. I thought they would be the perfect touch on the bangle for someone who may be fighting cancer as a reminder to stay strong and continue to hope!
To create the bangles, I stamp a design (Skipping Stones Design Healing Wings) onto the unfinished wood in a light ink. I use Old Paper Distress Ink. This will give me a guide to follow when burning. Many times I won't add in all the detailing when burning in the design. With the lighter ink, I can give it a bit of sanding and remove the extra ink. When I'm happy with the design I add color with Derwent Inktense pencils or acrylic paints. To add a bit of depth to the wood, I stain it with Antiquing Glaze. The last step is to seal it with a coat of wood varnish.