St. Patrick’s Day Art

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I used a paper towel to rub off the excess, and reveal the gold leaf lettering. I love how it turned out.

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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. 😉

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With a little St. Patrick’s Day art work, life really is a party! Hope you’re feeling lucky today too.

This post is linked up at Craftberry BushTatertots and Jello36th AvenueWhipperberry.

 

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