Lucky you! It's a St. Patrick's Day Gnome! 🍀

gnome st. patrick's day Mar 02, 2022

Today, we are making a St. Patrick's Day Gnome (You know I love my gnomes!) and we'll be using lots of acrylic paint, some gold glass for his pot of gold, and some green glass to create a shamrock. I'll also be doing a fun green ombre effect on his hat. Let's get started!

We're going to start with the background and we're going to do some fun colors. First, squirt some white paint on your 8x8 canvas along with a little bit of light green. Let dry.

Next, we're going to tape our tracer to the canvas. Place graphite paper underneath and trace your gnome with your stylus. (If you're part of The Shattered Circle, you get TWO tracers for this project!)

Now, let's start painting! I'm going to start by painting his beard white with a small, flat brush. Then, I'm going to paint his nose and hands with warm beige paint. 

Next, I'm going to paint his clothes a dark green. Then, I'm going to do an ombre effect on his hat. Starting with a darker green on the bottom and working my way up his hat, making it lighter and lighter by mixing in some white paint. Then, I'm taking a little bit of white paint to make the creases in the hat. 

I'm going to put a quick second coat on his green clothing. I'm also going to add a little bit of black and white to add some dimension. Next, I'm going to paint his shoes black, adding a teeny bit of white for some more dimension. I'm adding a second coat of warm beige to this nose and hands as well as a tiny bit of cherry red paint for dimension there too.

Now, I'm going to finish up his beard by adding another coat of white paint and strokes of gray paint. It's way easier to work wet on wet when painting!

Finally, we'll paint his pot of gold with black. I'm going to add a little bit of white highlights for some added dimension. 

I think he needs dots on his hat, so I'm just going to take a sharpie marker with a flat top and dip that in my white paint and my stylus too. I'm going to make white dots all over his hat. Let dry.

I'm going to add some detail lines with a graphic pen. I'm just going to add some strokes around his hat, his beard, his hands, and nose. 

Next up is glass! I'm going to take four pieces of green glass to create a shamrock on the end of his hat. Add some tacky glue to hold those pieces in place.

I'm also going to add some tacky glue to the top of the gold pot. I'm going to take some smaller bits of gold glass for his pot.

I'm also going to add some gold glass that spilled out of his pot onto the ground - just scattering some into the resin. 

Now, we are going to resin. W
e're going to elevate our canvas using blocks. Mix 1/2 ounce of resin and stir gently for three minutes. Then, drizzle over your glass. Pour the remainder of resin onto your canvas and spread it using your gloved fingers.

Use a heat gun to pop your bubbles. 

He is so cute! This might be my favorite gnome EVER! 

If you don’t want to miss my Facebook LIVE art instruction, make sure you are on my texting list. I always text 10 minutes before I’m going to go LIVE, so you won’t ever miss it. You can text “Hey Cindy” to 901-519-2923.

*Supply lists and tracers are only available to members of The Shattered Circle. If you'd like to learn more about member benefits or get on the waitlist, click here.



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