Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St Patrick's day

Happy St Patrick’s day
I am not Irish and where I live we do not celebrate St Patrick’s day, but every year I’m surprised how green everything turns where people do celebrate. I saw a picture this weekend of Chicago and how they even turned the river green and was immediately inspired to make a spread about it in my ARTicles book.
I wrote down the words that came to mind when I think about St Patrick’s day: green (off course), lepicorns, gold, rainbows and clovers.
With these words in mind I got to work. Painted my page lime green , I was surprised on how glossy this paint is, can’t stop touching the page JAdded some stenciling in another shade of green (something else then all the shades of grey you see these days lol)

Then I made all my elements: I cut a wizard in 3D, okay it is not exactly a lepricorn, but I found him cute and the purple fitted the green very well. A pot filled with gold: the pot is cut out of cardboard, painted black and sprinkled black embossing powder in it while the paint was still wet, the golden coins are punched with my small circle punch out of a gold metallic sheet which I ran through my embossing machine first to give them a bit of texture. The clovers are cut out of a sheet of green paper, sprayed some adhesive on it and sprinkled with green glitters, just love them

I painted a rainbow coming out of the pot, or actually it ends in the pot isn’t it? And glued down all my elements. Added an Irish quote in the rainbow saying:
May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door.

You see, it doesn’t always have to be gloom and horror in my ARTicles book, it becomes whatever you want it to be, you can make a book with all the festivities in a year,…

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1 comment:

  1. What a fun spread. I didn't do a thing this year either. Haha, most years. I really like your quote too, though - great words to keep in a journal for sure.