Hi there everyone!! Laura here to share a little St. Patrick's Day
decor piece with you! Who loves a cute leprechaun?!!
This is created using the Clear Scraps XL Wood Gnome (#1 version).
These guys are so versatile! And I love that you can glue them into
the base OR you can leave them so you can pull the it out of the base
and store it flat! I could see having a whole little collection of these
cuties for all the different holidays!! They are simple to create too!
You can use paper, paint, stencils, all sorts of options. I used a mix
of paper and paint for this cutie. The beard is a great place to start!
I thought I'd share the layering process I used to create
the beard. It starts with just a base of orange paint.
Next up was to start to add some depth and texture.
I used streaks of brown paint. Looks kinda terrible right?!
This is just lightly brushed on to create streaks, and then
painted over in another lighter orange. I keep playing with
the blend adding a little here and there until I get a look I like.
I love the nice color variations in here! And then
to the rest of the project--I painted the body/outfit
green, shoes black, and the little nose and hands a
softy peachy color. I used distress ink in either brown
or black around all the edges. The hat and the top of
the base were traced and cut out of paper. I added a
few simple touches using stickers, and enamel dots,
and also one of the Clear Scraps Shakers!
It's the perfect size for the gnome to hold! It's the Mini Shaker
Mason Jar and it's just painted and decorated with a few
stickers, sequins and a little bow to finish it off.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope this
project inspires you to make your own little
lucky leprechaun! Happy St. Patty's!
Clear Scraps: XL Wood Gnome 1, Mini Shaker Mason Jar
Other: Acrylic paint-green, orange, brown, gray, black,
Distress Ink-Vintage Photo and Black Soot,
sequins, ribbon, twine, glue, foam tape, enamel dots,
Doodlebug Lot's o' Luck paper and stickers.