I am very excited to squeeze in a little Irish something for today. I've always had a warm place in my heart for the Irish. A fun, festive, and fairy decoration!
I stamped my image on white card stock, with archival ink. Colored it with fun St. Patty's Greens and Orange, first, to get a color variance with the color lacquer, I left the wings uncolored to get a more translucent look. Then I went over the smaller spots, like the moon, flowers and butterflies, with Ivory and Country Red Color Lacquer. Then I went over all the green areas with the Jade Green Color Lacquer. I let that dry.
Then I went over the smaller spots, like the moon, flowers and butterflies, with Ivory and Country Red Color Lacquer. Then I went over all the green areas with the Jade Green Color Lacquer. I let that dry.
Once that had dried some I sprinkled glitter over the whole image, and covered all of it with Clear 3D Crystal Lacquer, and let that dry.
While I waited, I constructed the pennant, I distressed everything (except the image) and then inked them, and glued everything in place using Crystal Lacquer, I really like it for sturdy projects like this. Once the image dried, I trimmed around the edges and mounted it in it's spot, with pop up adhesive squares.
I really liked the way the pencils and Color Lacquer, which are both so subtle by themselves, created a lovely saturated, and ink or water color like look. As well as the enamel like, finished effect of the Lacquer.
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