Leather and Art Plastic Bracelet with Barbara Poland-Waters

Create gorgeous patterns on shrink plastic with alcohol inks, then use tiles made from the shrink plastic to make a riveted leather bracelet.
Shrink Plastic
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To Make the Tiles:
• matte shrink plastic (Grafix Shrink Film)
• alcohol inks (Adirondack Inks by Ranger)
• pink and orange sheet:Wild Plum, Sunset Orange
• blue and green sheet:Citrus, Pool, Stream and Aqua
• Alcohol Blending Solution by Ranger or isopropyl alcohol
• Metallic Mixatives by Ranger (bronze)
• Inksenntials Mini Misters by Ranger or fine misting bottle
• square template (Fiskars) or square paper punch
• scissors
• ultra-fine permanent marker
• cookie sheet
• non-stick silicone baking sheet
• gloss spray (Krylon Triple Thick Crystal Clear Glaze)
• needle tool or very sharp, sturdy sewing needle
• 1/16" drill bit and electric drill

To Assemble the Bracelet:
• ultra-fine permanent marker
• leather strip or leather bracelet (I used a 1" wide "cotton candy pink")
• scissors
• 1/4" hole punch
• transparent tape
• flush cutters
• 2 business cards or playing cards
• metal file (optional)
• gripper snaps or leather snaps
• lightweight hammer
• solid copper rivets, at least 1/4" long
• ball peen or cross peen hammer
• anvil (optional)

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Barbara Poland-Waters

Barbara Poland-Waters

Barbara enjoys working with a variety of media, including polymer clay and art plastic. She has always loved colorful things as well as symmetry in design. Those two attributes tend to draw her eye when she is going about her daily life. She has always felt a strong drive to create things. Even when she was very young, she would make posters to celebrate a relative's birthday. She got involved with polymer clay because of the versatility of the material and the many things she eventually learned one could do with it.

Sometimes an idea will come to Barbara suddenly, and she will ruminate about...
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