St. Patrick Gnome with Shamrock ☘️

gnome st. patrick's day Mar 06, 2024

I am showing you how to paint this cute little St.Patrick's Day Gnome! We will go over exactly how to paint this from start to finish, and then we will add some green seed beads to his shamrock and hat. This is so festive and fun to create, and is perfect for any beginner glass artist!

Grab your tracer, tape it to your canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your gnome with a stylus.

I'm going to start by painting his beard with a mix of white paint and Cableknit Gray paint. I'll paint his nose with flesh-colored paint. I'll add some white paint for a highlight and red paint for a shadow on his nose.

Next, I'll paint the shamrock and hat with green paint. Then, I'll do a second coat. I'll add some shadows and detail lines with black acrylic paint. I'll use the end of a paintbrush to add dots to his hat with white paint. Dry with a heat tool.

I'm going to use black paint to add his shoes along with some white paint for highlights. Then, I'll take my white and gray paint mixture to add a surface for him to stand on. I'll also paint on his hands holding the shamrock with the peachy color. Finally, I'll fill in my background with white and gray paint.

Take a graphic pen and add in some detail lines. Outline your gnome and add some texture lines to the beard.

Now, let's add our glass! I am applying tacky glue to both shamrocks and then adding green seed beads, making sure to press them down into the glue. 

We're going to elevate our canvas using blocks. Mix 1/2 ounce of resin and stir gently for three minutes. Pour the resin onto your glass and spread it onto your canvas using your gloved fingers or brush.

Use a heat gun to pop your bubbles. Keep your heat moving at all times! 


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