Thursday, 3 October 2013

Having a go

Do you ever see something on your travels around the internet and think 'Oooooo I'd love to have a go at that' ? I know I often do. I first saw mixed  media cuffs a year or so back and immediately fell in love with them and have since then been wanting to have go at making my own. So as it's my turn over on the Clare Curd Crafts DT blog today I decided to have a go with some yummy items she carries in her shop
Now those of you who do mixed media know it isn't the cleanest of hobbies and I often have stained fingers, as was the case after making this project, so please excuse my grubby looking nails and fingers in these photos.

I started out with a cutting a length of grunge board that fitted around my wrist and I coated it in gesso then started adding colour, a mixture of alcohol inks and Dylusion sprays.
I then added a length of ribbon along the cuff using a good glue.
The quote is a stamp from the Crafty Impressions Explore set. I stamped this onto a thin piece of metal using Stazon ink and attached this to the cuff using eyelets.
The next step was to add the edging ribbons to the cuff. This was done using hot glue.
I also added a few flowers to the cuff, just to pretty it up a little, but you could add charms, buttons, anything would look good.
Finally I added some more eyelets at the back to thread ribbon through to allow the cuff to fastened
I do hope you've enjoyed this little project as I had a lot of fun making it and think I may make a few more.
There are some great tutorials on Youtube on how to make cuffs if you fancy having a go yourself.


  1. A fabulous cuff - it definitely makes a statement. Love the different layers and the use of the metal -

  2. Wow I have never seen a cuff before. Well done. Lovely and vibrant and the ink does come off. Eventually. lolx

    CBN DT.x

  3. This is such a beautiful project - I have not seen many of these cuffs, but this is certainly superb.

  4. what a lovely project you have made Deb.

    greetings karin

  5. I would never have thought to do that with grungeboard - you are so creative, it's completely unique!


  6. So pretty, I keep meaning to make a cuff but never get around to it, I love the sentiment
    Lindsay xx