Thursday, July 18, 2013

Paper Bracelets with Inkssentials?

Inkssentials & Patina Bracelet 2 SKWeckesserBe it known that I am not a jewellery maker, nor do I pretend to be one! I can tie a ribbon around my wrist…that’s cute! Or…I can string a charm on a piece of jute and wear it around my neck….I like that! BUT, I am not a fancy, dancy jewellery maker! It doesn’t work for me. I can work with paper and mixed media. So, when I was at Ranger U and saw Tim Holtz talk about the neat effects that Inkssentials have on paper products a light bulb went off in my head. You see, when you soak paper, card stock, card board or really any paper products with Inkssentials, the paper becomes soft, pliable, and even more hardy. It takes on a leather look which is CRAZY COOL! And that is how I made my bracelet.

Inkssentials & Patina Bracelet 3 SKWeckesser

I took long stripes a super think cardstock. I then sprayed the strips in some Ranger Ink Inkssentials and while it was still damp I rubbed in some of Tim Holtz Distress Paint : colors barn door, rusty hinge & tarnished brass. It really aged the look of the paper. With the paper was still wet, I loosely braided it.


I punched a hole in it with a Crop-a-Dile so I could place an anchor wire and then I wrapped it up!

Inkssentials & Patina Bracelet SKWeckesser

The charms that I used are from Vintaj and Prima Marketing Inc. And to get that wonderful color and distressed look on the metal I use Patina from Vintaj mixed with Vintaj Glaze.

Once I lightly brushed some on, I lightly sanded the pieces to get a lovely aged look! SO much FUN!!!



And yes….. I was playing with my Ranger melting pot in the garden again. Do you KNOW all the cool things that you can do!? AMAZING!?! Look at this sweet little flower. After it set my daughter cracked it into half. The seeds and flower are so well preserved. This is going to look AMAZING on a mixed media canvas!!!

Guess what?

I have a new stamp line over in the UK and you can find it at Personal Impressions.

You can see more of my UK line on their website.SKWeckesser Stamps UK

The winner of the NEW Rhonna Designs App is……

Deirdre Smith July 16, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Photography for me is my way of expressing to my children, family and friends what I just saw when they are looking the other way. It is my way of capturing the joy I felt when I saw all the colors in the distant scenery. It is my way of capturing and leaving behind my journey for when I am gone....Thank you for the inspiration and the opportunity...


Congratulations Deirdre!

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Thank-you everyone for your wonderful comments! I love to read about why we all LOVE to be CREATIVE to KEEP MEMORIES!

Have a AWESOME day everyone!



  1. I love your bracelet. The technique with Ink Refresher is so fun.

  2. I love what you can do with inkrefresher too Susan - leather like paper is delish. Your bracelet is fun!

  3. This is oh so pretty Susan...looove it!!


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