Previously posted on the Art in Entertaining Blog - 2010.
I decided to get creative for St Pat's Day this year. I used a permanent pen to sketch a few shamrocks onto scrapbook paper (BOBUNNY Alissa Adorable is the pattern). Next, I cut out a circle to fit my clear glass plates.
|Shamrock Plate - Pen & Ink on scrapbook paper and decoupaged onto a painted plate. ©CindyRippe2010 - 2013|
I then used liquid starch to temporarily decoupage it to the back of the plate. The next day I used my favorite "temporary paint" mix; DecoArt Americana Acrylics and Liquid Starch, to sponge green on the back of the plate and finish it off. (I've used this technique many times to decorate the plates for different events instead of buying paper plates) Unfortunately, Lee wasn't home for dinner that night so I just used one of the plates to eat leftover pizza all by myself.
An Irish Blessing
May these walls be filled with laughter,
may it reach from floor to rafter.
May the roof keep out the rain,
may sunshine warm each windowpane.
And may the door be open wide
to let the Good Lord's love inside.