Hi Crafty Friends! It's Dana here with another Fall Home Decor project for you. Have you seen all the new Clear Scraps Gnomes? Aren't they the cutest? When I saw them I just knew I had to make one. For this project I used the Medium Gnome Girl.
First off I painted the nose and hands with a peach/skin colored paint. Be sure to paint around all sides. Let dry. Afterwards, you can ink the edges with Distress Ink. I painted borh hair pieces with Red rust colored paint.
For the body I used Martha Stewart Orange Sorbet glittered paint. And black acrylic paint for the shoes. Right above the body, you can add some peach paint for part of the face. Only a small portion will be visible, once you glue all your pieces in place. This is how the body should look at this point.
Next I chose some paper for her hat. You can use any papers you like. For my project I used Crate Papers "Hello Autumn" collection. Trace the hat piece onto your patterned paper. And cut out.
You can then smooth any rough edges with a distress tool. Then ink the edges with Distress Ink. Glue your paper onto the wood hat piece using Beacon 3-1 Glue. Make sure your edges are even on all sides of the hat base. You can hold these pieces together with clamps or clothes pins, till dried throughly. Then take an exacto knife and cut along the heart shape on the hat. Take the little wood heart shape and trace onto another paper of your choice. Cut out. Distress any rough edges and place inside the heart area on your hat. I added a puffy heart sticker to the side of the heart. Glued a paper flower above my heart sentiment.
For the vest I traced two pieces onto a burlap like paper. Cut them out and glued on each side of the body. Added a few buttons. Make sure you leave some space between the buttons, for the hands. Glue a piece of jute cord being each hand before adhering to the body. Glue nose in place.
For the hair braids, I cut 6 pieces of rust yarn, 7 inches long. Tied the top part with a thin piece of twine. Braid pieces together and tie at the bottom. I used hot glue to attach the braids to each wooden hair piece. Added foam tape to the back and glued each hair piece in place, matching the edges along the rim of the hat. The bows I diecut using a small bow die. Glued to the bottom of the braids and added a gem in the middle.
Last I glued a few tiny paper leaves to the twine strand.
I hope you've enjoyed this project. Check out the Clear Scraps website and see all the new gnomes available and other great products. Click Here
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Other Supplies: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Crate paper "Hello Autumn" papers, acrylic paints, twine, Beacon 3-1 Glue