Monday, March 10, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Luminary

Only a week to go until St. Patrick's Day! I just bought my corned beef today at the grocery store lol. I had an idea to make a St. Patrick's Day themed luminary and I love how colorful and spring-like it turned out.

I used bristol board to form the body of the luminary. It is easier to fold than thin chipboard and sturdy enough to take being covered in a thick layer of crackle paint. Once I put all the panels together (glue in any window material before you put it together!) I base coated the whole thing with gold acrylic paint. I wanted it to peek through the crackles (and it does!) For more glam, I even adhered gold leafing to the underside of the roof panels.  The wee Irish lass is a piece of vintage clipart I found on this website. I fussy cut her out and I think she's an adorable addition. Here is more of a top view of the luminary:

I also wanted to create a fun base for the luminary. I started out with an empty cardboard ribbon roll. I cut a larger circle to glue on top and painted the rest gold. I thought it needed a rainbow (couldn't find the pot of gold though darn it) so I made a little backdrop.

Lots of spring greenery, flowers and clovers make a nice home for the luminary to reside in. I hope you've been inspired by my project. The Luminary die is so versatile! I also want to remind you about the March challenge, A Splash of Color, over at Inspiration Journal. Link up your project there and you could have a chance to win $50 to spend at Inspiration Emporium!

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  1. Wow Lisa, this is so cool! Who would of thought of making one for St Patrick's day? I love it. Your right, the little lass is a great addition to your luminary.

  2. Hello Lisa,

    I'm so glad to see you put your own twist on this luminary die !!! I love the cracked effect on it and the images on the window.
    The white of the luminary with all the green and the dots of red accompany each other perfectly.

    I also like that you made a display to put it on. It's perfect with the rainbow and the little girl.
    And the pot of gold ?.... I think you feel as excited with your finished project as if you would find the pot of gold...This feeling lasts much longer ...

    Can you add your creation in the photo-album for the challenge of the 3D luminary die in ATT ?
    I created this folder to show people the versatility of this die and your project is a perfect example to get people inspired !

    greetings from belgium


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