Painting Tips on St. Patty’s Day

First of all, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’ve been feeling nostalgic over my trip to Ireland a few months ago. This seemed like the perfect occasion to turn some of my travel photos into art.
I would never call myself a painter. Sure I took classes all the way up through college, but it’s only ever been a hobby. If you’re like me, maybe some of my painting hacks can help you out.
  • My first step is to find a few photographs that I love.
  • Make sure to have more than one painting going at a time. This will keep you from over working a piece.
  • Use pastels or light pencils to sketch a rough layout while looking to the photo as a guide.
  • Lightly paint a base layer of very watered down paint. Keep an eye out for the light sources and shadows.
  • Take it slow. Do a little work and then wait half an hour to come back to each painting. This will help you see your work in a new light.
  • If you’re not sure how you feel about the work you’ve done, take a photo of it. Seeing how things look through a lens can sometimes bring a new inspiration.
  • Once you feel like you’ve finished, pick your favorites and frame them. A good frame goes a long way.

Good luck and happy painting!

Painting Tips / Happy St. Patrick's Day / Crafted in Carhartt
Painting Tips / Happy St. Patrick's Day / Crafted in Carhartt
Painting Tips / Happy St. Patrick's Day / Crafted in Carhartt
Painting Tips / Happy St. Patrick's Day / Crafted in Carhartt
Painting Tips / Happy St. Patrick's Day / Crafted in Carhartt

DIY: Clover Crown for St. Patrick’s Day

DIY Clover Crown - Crafted in Carhartt
DIY Clover Crown - Crafted in Carhartt
DIY Clover Crown - Crafted in Carhartt

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, we’re all scrambling for a festive, green outfit to wear. Grab some felt and get to crafting this clover crown. It’s fun, easy, and cheap. That’s music to my ears when it comes to an art project. Pair your new accessory with the Carhartt Women’s El Paso Utility Jacket. This is such a great piece to add to your spring wardrobe. It’s covered in pockets, made of lightweight material, and has a draw cord waist. Bring on the green beer!

DIY: St. Patty’s Day Potato Stamp

Carhartt and St. Patrick's Day

Carhartt and St. Patrick's Day

Carhartt and St. Patrick's Day

Carhartt and St. Patrick's Day

Carhartt and St. Patrick's Day

Carhartt and St. Patrick's Day

Carhartt and St. Patrick's Day

Carhartt and St. Patrick's Day

Carhartt and St. Patrick's Day

Carhartt and St. Patrick's Day

Carhartt and St. Patrick's Day
Don’t forget to wear green this weekend for St. Patrick’s Day! Maybe switch things up a bit. Instead of wearing a typical green shirt, try potato stamping a light colored Tee with four leaf clovers. Don’t be intimidated, this is a super easy craft. Once you’ve made the potato stamp, think of all the other things you could cover in four leaf clovers!

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