Hi friends and happy Monday. Jennifer here on the blog to share one of the cute new Wood Gnome Shapes! There are three different styles including the Medium Wood Gnome 1 that I used for my project! The are so adorable and you can decorate them for just about any season/theme.
I began by painting the feet of my gnome with brown acrylic paint. Only one coat is needed as the birch wood accepts the paint nicely; plus using a small amount of paint allows for the wood grain to show through!
I used the same color of paint on the beard portion again using a small amount to cover the wood.
Once my paint was dry, I added a coat of crackle paint to the surface. Once that was dry, I painted the beard with off white acrylic paint. This helps give it some dimension and not look flat.
While my beard was drying, I used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to cover the body and hat pieces with patterned paper. I then trimmed excess paper with scissors and an x-acto knife. A sanding tool will help smooth any edges as well as give them a distressed look.
I assembled the Circle Mini Shaker Shape and added die cuts and stickers to decorate. I then adhered it to the center of the gnome followed by the two hand pieces.
I also used a cute floral cluster to add to the hat brim as well as tied jute string around the top.
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Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, enamel dot: Simple Stories; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; crackle paint: Martha Stewart Crafts; sequins: Recollections; border punch: EK Success; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; misc: jute, sanding tool, x-acto knife