St. Paddy's Heart ☘️

heart st. patrick's day Feb 21, 2024

We are creating a festive St. Patrick's Day art piece today with a green heart and shamrock. I found these adorable plastic shamrocks at Hobby Lobby that we will add to our canvas along with some green glass. This is an 8x10 canvas and is perfect for the upcoming holiday!

Start by covering your entire background with white paint. Then, I'm going to use a large dot sponge brush and pounce a light green paint color throughout the background (I am using Fresh Cut Grass). I'll mix in some white to get the right shade that I want. I'll use the plastic from my canvas wrapping to pounce the paint as well. Dry with a heat tool.

Grab your tracer, tape it to your canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your heart and shamrock onto your canvas with a stylus. 

I am going to paint a basecoat of Fresh Cut Grass onto my heart and shamrock. Dry with a heat tool. Add a second coat of light green to your heart, and while it is wet, blend in a darker green color (I'm using Plantation Pine). I'll also blend in some white paint too. Dry with a heat tool.

Since we are covering the shamrock with glass, I'm just going to add a second coat of Fresh Cut Grass. Dry again with a heat tool.

Next, I'll use a gold Posca Pen and outline my heart and shamrock with short, messy strokes. 

Let's add glass and resin! I am covering my shamrock with green glass. We're going to elevate our canvas using blocks. Mix 1 ounce of resin and stir gently for three minutes. Pour the resin onto your glass and spread it onto your canvas using your gloved fingers or brush.

Use a heat gun to pop your bubbles. Keep your heat moving at all times! Then, I'll place the plastic shamrocks along my heart and use my bead tool to get them in the right spot. 

If you don’t want to miss my Facebook LIVE art instruction, make sure you are on my texting list. I always text 10 minutes before I’m going to go LIVE, so you won’t ever miss it. You can text “Hey Cindy” to 901-519-2923.

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