I have been continuing to experiment with window transparencies. With Saint Patrick’s Day coming up on March 17th, I thought I’d try my hand at a leprechaun transparency. So now I have this free St. Patrick’s day window transparency template to share with you. As always, it is free for your personal use only. Also, please let me know if you have problems with any of the files. Not only am I new to sharing files, but our scanner is a bit archaic, so has a bit of trouble scanning kite paper.
As with all my transparencies, thus far, the supplies that you need to make one are:
- Black cardstock
- Kite paper (large sheets)
- Glue stick or paste
- Self healing cutting mat
- Craft knife
- Precision scissors (optional, but helpful for trimming up any lose pieces of paper)
The first step is to make this transparency is to print out the frame template. Tape this to a piece of black card stock and cut away all of the white, starting on the inside of the template.
Attach a clear/neutral piece of kite paper to the back of the transparency using your glue stick.
For the grass, I was trying for a shadowy type of effect. So there are two pieces to the grass template. Glue on the dark green piece of grass first.
Line up the light green green so that it is slightly to one side or the other of the dark green grass (or you can just skip the light green grass altogether.
Now you can glue on the pieces of the rainbow and the sun.