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Good Luck to All My Friends
02-FEB-2013 Vickie Tseng

Good Luck to All My Friends

Chinese Fortune Laser Sticker

The Chinese Lunar New Year is 10th February, 2013
I received several sheets of Chinese fortune stickers, photographed this laser sticker and removed the background, and then painted a wooden background.
Most Chinese stuck it on the door or wall, I have never done that before, but had a try on this montage.

The simplest of crafts to start your year lucky!
1. Red square of paper, preferably about 8x8 (8 is a Lucky number!) but can be any size
2. Gold paint
3. Paintbrush
Paint a simple single line border about a half inch from the edge of you paper with the gold paint.
Turn your paper so it makes a diamond shape, not a square, paint the Chinese word for luck (FU) in the center.
Before New Year's Eve tape your banner right side up on your door to welcome in luck!
After New Year's Eve, turn your banner upside down, because in Chinese the "Reversed Fu" is homophonic with "Fu Dao Le" pronounced as "Fu comes"
The upside down Fu becomes a pun that means "Good fortune has arrived!"


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Blandine Mangin04-Feb-2013 10:46
happy new year, Vickie ! v
Mike H.04-Feb-2013 10:05
Happy New Year and good fortune to you, Vickie!!
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal04-Feb-2013 07:53
Fantastic work and image!! BV
Helen Betts03-Feb-2013 23:46
Sorry, and V.!
Helen Betts03-Feb-2013 23:46
Beautiful drawing with lovely color and sheen, Vickie, and interesting custom to turn it upside down after New Year's Eve. Thanks for the information!
Jim Coffman03-Feb-2013 23:27
Very nice work,Vickie!
woody3403-Feb-2013 22:27
Lovely idea and lovely work.....Good fortune to you for 2013..V
laine03-Feb-2013 21:52
Happy New Year, Vickie!!
Regine L.03-Feb-2013 21:32
I'll give this a try - Thank you for sharing the information.
gilles tardif03-Feb-2013 20:33
Bien fait vickie
Ken Chambers ARPS03-Feb-2013 20:13
Lovely Vickie.
joseantonio03-Feb-2013 19:44
A very nice idea to celebrate de new year....V.
Mildred Alpern03-Feb-2013 19:35
I love this and I will make one. I like good luck.
hge5403-Feb-2013 19:35
Very well done, Vickie.V
Martin Lamoon03-Feb-2013 19:34
Excellent Vickie. v