Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Shamrock Painting

So here's how I made the shamrock painting.

I used pages from a book I got at Half Price books a long time ago (Alice in Wonderland, paperback, $2). Ripped out pages that I liked the best and Modge Podged them onto a piece of mat board.

Then I distressed it with this.

Next I cut the shape of a shamrock out of poster board and taped it in the center.

Next, I used different shades of green and dabbed it on with bubble wrap, starting with the lighter ones first and getting darker.

Then I used a stamper that I have in my classroom (but can use anything that has a texture to it.

Then just remove the shamrock stencil and allow to dry. 

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Sarah Evans said...

Love your shamrock art!

Thanks for linking up!

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Laura @ House of Thrifty Decor said...

Great St. Patty's Day picture! Please feel free to link up to my Sunday Party. http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/

Emily Thompson said...

fun project! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays @ Nap-Time Creations. So glad you stopped by! Emily

Lauren said...

Great idea! I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

Ornate Splendor said...

Love your creative idea! Painting over the mod-podged pages...just great! And love that banner on your mantle too! Following you now, Catherine