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. 


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


  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

  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

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

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

  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


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  8. I just stumbled upon your blog post about creating tissue paper shamrock art, and I must say, it's a fantastic and creative idea! The step-by-step instructions and the final result look absolutely charming. Crafting is such a wonderful way to express one's creativity.


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