I went to Hobby Lobby and couldn't leave without my obligatory Valentine's Day Gnome! This cutie was only $1.79 and is a wooden gnome that is approximately 14x8. We are going to transform this little guy with some fun acrylic paint colors, resin, and beautiful seed beads.
The first thing I'm going to do is take the string off. I don't want to get paint on it, so I'll remove it and add it back on once my piece is dry.
I'm going to start by painting his hat and sleeves with Cherry Red. Then, I'll paint his nose with a peachy skin tone color. I'll add a tiny bit of white for a highlight and a tiny bit of red for some shadowing.
Then, I'll paint the brim of his hat with white paint. I'll also add some shading with gray paint. Next, I'll paint his entire beard with a coat of gray paint and add in some white streak for some dimension. I'll also paint his gloves with black paint with some white shading for highlighting and the same for his boots.
Now, we are going to work on the heart! I'll be using the Cherry Red, Dragonfruit Pink, Fuchsia, and some more white paint. I'll use all of these colors to blend and flow seamlessly across my heart.
I have a heart shaped cookie cutter that I am going to use as a stamp with white paint on my gnome's hat. I'll also add a few polka dots.
Next, we will add resin. We're going to elevate our art piece using blocks. Mix 1/4 of an ounce of resin and stir gently for three minutes. Then, drizzle over your piece and spread it using your gloved fingers or brush.
Use a heat gun to pop your bubbles. Keep your heat moving at all times!
Then, we are going to add some seed beads! I found these super pretty seed beads in the color Red Rainbow. I am going to sprinkle the beads on one side of my heart, covering about 70% of it. Use your brush to push them into place if you get any out of line. I'll drizzle some extra resin over top.
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