Get Lucky with Simple Shamrock Art

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I am partial to recessive genes.  These genes are usually viewed as a symbol of luck, like having red hair or an extra leaf on on a plant, such as a 4 leaf clover.  Both traits work well in decorating for St. Patrick’s Day.   Here is a tutorial on how to create simple shamrock art.  Sometimes when you over decorate for St. Patrick’s Day and similar holidays it can be a little obnoxious. Keep it simple and pretty and embrace the lucky four leaf clover.

Here is how I started…

Simple Shamrock Art

I used a canvas board and primed it with white house paint.

I cut out a heart from card stock and located a pencil.

Simple Shamrock Art

I placed the heart on the canvas and traced the heart with the pencil.  I arranged the heart shapes to give an impression of a 4 leaf clover pattern.

Simple Shamrock Art

With green acrylic paint I painted the hearts.

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Once the paint was dry I used my gold metallic sharpie and  drew little “x’s” all over one clover.

finished shamrock

The finished piece is clean, simple and pretty.


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9 Responses to Get Lucky with Simple Shamrock Art

  1. Creative Mind March 1, 2014 at 8:52 am #

    So cute & simply an easy idea.. thanks for sharing :)

    • carmody March 1, 2014 at 6:04 pm #

      Thank you!

  2. neesie23 March 2, 2014 at 6:44 am #

    What a simple but effective idea…thanks for sharing ;D
    Waving from a sunny Bonnie Scotland
    Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees} March 4, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    I love the simplicity of the artwork. I agree too many decorations for St Patty’s and similar holidays can be aggravating.

  4. Alexis @ Persia Lou March 4, 2014 at 8:43 pm #

    Love this! The perfect, subtle St. Paddy’s Day touch. Thanks so much for linking up at The Makers.

  5. Andi March 26, 2014 at 9:15 am #

    Lovely…and it would make a fun t-shirt stencil craft for the kiddos, too.

    • carmody March 26, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

      Thanks Andi!


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