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Lucky Wooden Shamrocks

Americana® Acrylics

Lucky Wooden Shamrocks
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Lucky Wooden Shamrocks

designed by Regina Davis

Capture a lucky set of accents for St. Patrick's Day with Americana® Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Celery Green (DA208)

Craft Twinkles™

  • Gold (DCT3)

Dazzling Metallics®

  • Glorious Gold (DAO71)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • pencil
  • #3 round brush
  • 1" flat brush
  • toothpicks
  • fan brush
  • vinyl
  • cardstock
  • Silhouette electronic cutting machine (Silhouette America)
  • 1/2" stencil brush
  • twine
  • wood boards (scrap)
  • scroll saw

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Cut out shamrock stencils on cardstock using the Studio file on a Silhouette electronic cutter. Cut out the "lucky" lettering on vinyl.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Trace the shamrock onto the scrap wood pieces using a pencil. Remove stencil.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Cut out the shapes using a scroll saw.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Sand the wooden shamrocks.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Sand all pieces. Concentrate on sanding the angled edges onto the shapes.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Paint the two larger shamrocks Celery Green with a 1" flat brush. Paint the smallest shamrock in Glorious Gold. (Use a toothpick with paint on it to get into tight corners.) Let dry.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Place the "lucky" stencil on the largest shamrock at an angle. Paint using a stencil brush in Glorious Gold.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Carefully remove the vinyl while the paint is still wet and let dry.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Sand the edges of the shamrocks to distress. Wipe away any dust using a damp paper towel.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Paint over the smallest shamrock using Gold Craft Twinkles, using a fan brush to help move the glitter around so the glitter is spread evenly.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Using a small brush, dab Gold Craft Twinkles over the word "Lucky". Let dry.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Embellish with twine.
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