Tuesday, February 28, 2012

tissue paper shamrock art


It is hard keeping up with Claire, every time that I put Simon to bed she asks if we can do another project. This one was nice because she was able to do parts of it on her own while I was busy in the kitchen. Two separate projects inspired this one. My blogging friend Jill, made this for Valentine's Day and then I saw this project on Southern Lovely blog and I thought that a similar project would be perfect or St. Patrick's Day.

To start this one I used regular old masking tape to tape off lines on the canvas. I used a piece of masking tape as a spacer. Then Claire painted the whole thing green. Two coats probably would have had better coverage, but I was so anxious to see if the paint bled that I couldn't wait.

Once the canvas was dry, I traced a shamrock using a pencil. I used this template. I cut light green tissue paper into small squares. Then Claire squirted some glue on the canvas, and used a paint brush to spread it all out. Then she balled up each piece of tissue paper and stuck them on the canvas. She did a great job doing this part by herself. 

7 comments:

  1. This is fantastic! I hope you will link up to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/st-pattys-day-project-parade-linky.html

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  2. I found you on Tater Tots and Jello. I'd love to have you link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party at Toys In The Dryer. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/03/fun-stuff-fridays-13.html

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  3. A super fun idea! Are you willing to join another one of my link parties? I'd love to have you again. This time it's a Springtime Holiday Link Party! Come and see! http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/02/springtime-holiday-link-party.html
    Thanks, Michelle

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  4. Very cute! I think I might have to try one out with my kiddo!

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  5. What a great project, looks sophisticated but the little ones can be involved too. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. So cute!!! Pinning! Would love to have you link this up to my party going on over on my blog. Would LOVE to have you! :) Love your blog design BTW.

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/03/wow-me-wednesday-41.html

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  7. I just wanted to let you know I featured you on Blissful and Domestic today. Stop and grab a button:>

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2012/03/fantastic-st-patricks-day-projects.html

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