Well I wasn't sure what I was going to do for a tutorial because the other DT rock at coloring and I am nowhere near their skilll level! However, when Lucy Leprechaun was released I knew what I wanted to do. I thought she would be a perfect Pot of Gold for my girls!
To start out I purchased some clay pots.
To adhere the glitter I just ran a strip of the 2 sided tape around the rim and then shook the glitter on top (do this over a catch tray to save unused glitter). I then pressed down on the glitter to make sure most of it was stuck down then blew and wiped the excess (I see by the picture that I should have done a bit more wiping! )
I then colored my Lucy's. I love digital images as they can be made any size you want and I wanted her pretty big to suit the pot. As you can see I only colored the parts I needed. Before cutting her out I adhered another piece of cardstock to the back for stability.
Sorry about the lighting here - my good camera is in Europe with my hubby and oldest daughter so I have to use my youngest daughters camera, but you get the idea. I attached Lucy with foam squares. I also am giving this to my daughters who are 14 and 12 so I didn't want the beer mug. I did my best to cover it up with a shamrock bouquet (cut with cricut - Paper Dolls Dress Up). I know my girls are going to love this, as they never get St. Patrick's Day things so this will be totally unexpected!
As a final tip. I am not normally a glitter person so I don't want it all over everything. So I use this handy little tool to clean off my work area.
Posted by Laurel