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Trompe L'oeil Wood Bangle

These bangles are decoupaged to look like rope, cord, or metal chain. The clip art is sized to fit particular bangle circumferences.





  1. Step 1

    Using brush, paint bangle white, inside and out. Let dry. Paint inside with an accent color. (Mask exterior with painters' tape if needed.) Let dry.

  2. Step 2

    Download clip art, and print onto rice paper. With craft knife, cut out design, leaving a very thin margin of paper. (Cut away larger areas of negative space, as inside the bow of the thickest bangle, above.)

  3. Step 3

    Brush glue onto outside: Working with one-fourth of the bracelet at a time, slowly apply clip art. Once all the way around, connect ends of clip art. Let dry 20 minutes.

  4. Step 4

    Brush glue all over exterior of bangle. (It will look cloudy when wet but will set clear.) Let dry.



Reviews (4)

  • Mindy1414 5 Apr, 2015

    This is beautiful! Thank you for the PDF files with the artwork and the printable rice paper information. Can't wait to try this :)

  • golpottery 11 Aug, 2013

    I am looking all over on where to get the wood bangles. I would also like to find the plastic bangles wholesale to sell them at the art show. Anyone know where to get them?

  • Linda V 27 Jul, 2013

    Where is printable rice paper available?

  • mnmmznanny 2 Sep, 2012

    Nothing is available to download for the trompe' loi