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Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Plate & Mug

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Have yourself an Irish breakfast with this DIY decorative mug and plate perfect for St. Patrick's Day!
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Classic Green, 2 oz.
Item #2917
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Patina, 2 oz.
Item #2951
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe satin finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

Mod Podge ® Dishwasher Safe Gloss, 8 oz.
Item #CS15059
Your projects are easier to clean with the new top-rack dishwasher safe formula.

$8.49

Other Supplies
Green patterned scrapbook paper
Yellow and black paper
Tape
Round foam applicator
Craft knife
Rubbing alcohol
Glass plate and mug
½” circle paper punch
Scissors
Flat brush ½”
#1 Liner brush
Stencil brush ¼”
Transfer paper
Pencil
Photocopy of four leaf clover
Wax paper and squeegee
Water basin
Foam plates
Paper towels

Instructions

  1. Wash plate and mug in mild soap and water. Dry and wipe with rubbing alcohol to remove any residue.
  2. Transfer “LUCKY” pattern to black paper and paint with liner brush using Patina.
  3. Tape off a border on mug and apply Classic green with foam applicator. Allow to dry before applying any additional coats. Score along tape line with craft knife before removing tape.
  4. Cut out all pattern pieces from papers as well as four leaf clover.  Punch out yellow circle. Brush Mod Podge® onto back of black strip and place onto green circle. Cover with wax paper and use squeegee to smooth. Repeat with yellow buckle as well as clover to yellow circle.
  5. Brush Mod Podge® onto border strip for mug. Place onto mug allowing at least ¾” from lip. Repeat with strips under border, then yellow circle.
  6. Brush front of green circle with buckle and center onto back of plate. Cover with wax paper and smooth. Allow to dry at least twenty minutes.
  7. Tape off paper and painted area on mug leaving approximately a ¼” border.
  8. Apply several coats of Mod Podge® to mug and back of plate. Be sure paper is completely encapsulated with Mod Podge®. Let dry.
  9. Using opposite end of paintbrush, apply Patina dots around outer edge of circle on back of plate. Let dry.
  10. Apply Classic Green to entire back of plate with foam applicator. Let dry.
  11. Score along tape line on mug before removing.
  12. Refer to Mod Podge® bottle for curing times.

 

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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