I thought it would be fun to do a little decorating for St. Patrick’s Day, it’s still so snowy and cold here that thoughts of spring and a little green are more than welcome! I made this fun “I feel lucky” art piece in an afternoon with just a few supplies.
I started with an unpainted canvas from the dollar store, and some green craft paint. I gave the canvas two coats, and let it dry completely. Then I used an alphabet stencil, and wrote the words “I” and “FEEL” with a black sharpie. For the word “LUCKY” I outlined the word in pencil. Then I used some special glue for gold leaf -that I had left over from this silver leafing project. I used a small paint brush to carefully paint inside the letters.
I let the glue set 15 min., according to the package directions, and then laid a sheet of imitation gold leaf on top,and burnished it down to the glue.
I used a paper towel to rub off the excess, and reveal the gold leaf lettering. I love how it turned out.
I ended up putting it on my mantel, with a few other green accessories, and the brown paper shamrock garland I made last year. I like how it’s not over the top St. Patrick’s Day, just enough to make you smile.
With a little St. Patrick’s Day art work, life really is a party! Hope you’re feeling lucky today too.