Feeling Blessed

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, there is a lot of talk about leprechauns, pots of gold, and luck.  However, I know that I am not lucky, I’m blessed.

My blessings are too numerous to count.  Included in that list is being able to spend my days (when I’m not homeschooling) crafting.  Recently, I have developed an interest in creating simple canvas signs.  Nothing elaborate, but still enjoyable.

St Patty Day sign | Life of Momma BHere is my latest edition, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

I have to admit that I am not as pleased with this one as I have been with my other recent projects. But let me walk you through the steps and show you where to make yours better.

STEP 1) I began with an 11×14 canvas that I picked up at Wal-Mart. While the size was good, the paint did not stick to the canvas.  To date, I have completed 10 pieces. The other canvases came from either Michael’s or JoAnn’s craft store and I had no problems. As you can see the light green paint streaked. To put it simply, the paint did not adhere.

STEP 2) I painted the background and sides a lime green using a sponge brush. Nothing hard about this step, other than it did not adhere to the canvas (see step 1). I allowed the paint to dry completely before continuing.

STEP 3) I found a shamrock pattern on-line that I liked (you would not believe the different patterns available). After re-scaling it to fit the canvas in Microsoft Publisher, I printed it.

STEP 4) Using the printout as a template, I drew the shamrock with a pencil onto the canvas.

STEP 5) I filled in my shamrock with green paint (Shamrock Green to be specific). The paint did not adhere well and all the brush strokes were visible,  so after outlining the shamrock, I began in the center of each leaf and worked to the edge.

STEP 6) Using a white paint pen I added the words.

The only thing left to do is to decide what to do with the other canvas that came as part of the 2 pack. Hmmmm…..


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