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ACRYLIC SNOW FOLKS AND TREE TOPPER

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ACRYLIC SNOW FOLKS AND TREE TOPPER

Designer: Bob Moreni

SUPPLIES

Form

  • CD029 Snow Folks and Tree Topper

Colors

  • SS-3 Honey Toast
  • SS-45 Buttermilk
  • SS-19 Country Sage
  • SS-29 Dew Drop Blue
  • SS-57 Accent Green
  • SS-111 Brightest Yellow
  • SS-130 Medium Gray
  • SS-135 White
  • SS-138 Flat Black
  • SS-176 Christmas Red
  • SS-179 Antique Red
  • SS-138 Rich Peach
  • SS-210 Orange
  • SS-211 Orange Rust
  • SS-234 Medium Mocha
  • SS-276 Forest Green
  • SS-317 Turquoise
  • SS-335 Rich Blue
  • SS-376 Limeburst
  • AC-502 Matte Sealer
  • AC-523 Non Fired Snow

Decorating Accessories

  • Basecoat Brush
  • Various Drybrush’s
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Foam Plates or Aluminum
  • Foil for Palette
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Bowl
  • Clean-Up Tool
  • Soft Cloth
  • Pin Lights
  • Glue

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cast the mold in usual manner. If you are wanting to put Pin Lights in the trees, punch out the holes for them while the greenware is leather hard. Allow to dry! Clean the greenware with a Clean-Up Tool. Bisque fire to cone 04.
  2. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  3. Basecoat the trees with SS-57 Accent Green. Allow to dry! Drybrush with SS-19 Country Sage then Highlight with SS-376 Limeburst.
  4. All Snow Folks Faces – basecoat with SS-29 Dew Drop Blue. Drybrush with SS-135 White. Noses – basecoat with SS-211 Orange Rust, Drybrush with SS-210 Orange. Eyes and mouths are SS-138 Flat Black.
  5. Mr. Snowman – basecoat the coat and hat band with a mix of SS-179 Antique Red with a touch of SS-138 Black to deepen. Drybrush with SS-176 Christmas Red 2 – 3 coats then with SS-210 Orange, highlight with SS-135 White. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, paint stripes of SS-130 Medium Gray, SS-138 Flat Black and SS-135 White. Scarf- basecoat with SS-276 Forest Green with some SS-3 Honey Toast to make a olive green. Drybrush with mix lightened with SS-135 White, Highlight with SS-135 White. Mitten – Basecoat with SS-234 Medium Mocha, drybrush with SS-3 Honey Toast, highlight with SS-135 White.
  6. Mrs. Snowman – basecoat the coat and hat with SS-317 Turquoise with a touch of black to deepen. Drybrush with SS-317 Turquoise 2-3 coats then highlight with SS-135 White. Scarf and mitten – same as Mr. Snowman’s coat.
  7. Snow Kids – Left – basecoat the scarf with SS-335 Rich Blue with a touch of SS-138 Black to deepen. Drybrush with SS-29 Dew Drop Blue and highlight with SS-135 White. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner add small stars to the scarf. Hat and coat – basecoat with SS-29 Dew Drop Blue, drybrush with SS-135 White. Mittens – Basecoat with SS-234 Medium Mocha, drybrush with SS-3 Honey Toast, highlight with SS-135 White.
  8. Middle Snow Kid – Hat, scarf, hat trim and coat see Mr. Snowman’s colors.
  9. Right Snow Kid – scarf – same as Mrs. Snowman’s coat. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, add stripes of SS-176 Christmas Red and SS-135 White. Mittens and earmuffs – basecoat SS-376 Limeburst then highlight with SS-135 White.
  10. All buttons – basecoat with SS-138 Flat Black then highlight with SS-135 in the brush making a gray color.
  11. Allow to dry!
  12. Apply 1-2 coats of AC-502 Matte Sealer to the piece.
  13. Apply AC-523 Non Fired Snow to the tree tips and some on the Snow Folk.
  14. Glue in the Pin Lights.
  15. DO NOT FIRE!