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SCARECROW GNOME

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SCARECROW GNOME

Designer: Bob Moreni

SUPPLIES

Form

  • CD041 Waving Gnome

Colors

  • SS-24 Chocolate Fudge
  • SS-130 Medium Gray
  • SS-135 White
  • SS-183 Rich Peach
  • SS-192 Light Taupe
  • SS-210 Orange
  • SS-211 Orange Rust
  • SS-234medium Mocha
  • SS-247 Bright Yellow
  • OS489 Saddle Brown
  • OS567 Ash
  • SS342C Matte Spray Sealer

Decorating Accessories

  • AB-702 #10/0 Liner
  • AB-704 #3 Round
  • AB-705 #5 Round
  • AB-708 #10 Shader
  • AB-710 #3/4 Flat Shader
  • DB-802 #5 Round
  • DB-803 #8 Round

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Foam Plates or Aluminum Foil for Palette
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Bowl
  • Burlap
  • Raffia
  • Hot Glue
  • Silk Flower

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cast the mold in usual manner. Allow the greenware to dry! Clean the greenware with a Clean-Up Tool and sponge. 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. Using an AB-710 #3/4 Flat Shader and an AB-705 #5 Round, basecoat the gnome’s hat, shoes, and gloves with SS-24 Chocolate Fudge.
  4. Using a BT-910 Synthetic Sponge, sponge the hat with 2 coats of SS-24 Chocolate Fudge letting it dry between each coat. This will create a slight texture for the hat.
  5. Using a DB-803 #8 Round, drybrush the hat, shoes, and gloves with Medium Mocha. Highlight with SS- 192 Light Taupe.
  6. Using a Basecoat Brush and an AB-705 #5 Round, basecoat the gnome’s shirt with SS-211 Orange Rust. Allow to dry!
  7. Using an DB-803 #8 Round, drybrush the shirt with SS-210 Orange. Highlight with SS-247 Bright Yellow.
  8. If the deep crevices get filled in just float some SS-24 Chocolate Fudge in them.
  9. Using an AB-705 #5 Round, basecoat the beard with OS567 Ash.
  10. Using a DB-802 #5 Round Dry Brush, drybrush the beard with SS-130 Medium Gray then highlight with SS-135 White.
  11. Shade the center of the beard with some Medium Mocha.
  12. Using an AB-705 #5 Round, basecoat the nose with SS-192 Light Taupe.
  13. Using an AB-708 #10 Shader, shade the noses with SS-183 Rich Peach.
  14. Add some patches on the shirt with different colors of your choice. Allow to dry!
  15. Apply 2 light coats of SS342C Matte Spray Sealer to the piece. Allow to dry!
  16. Attach some Raffia to the Gnome arm, in between the feet around the hat with some hot glue.
  17. Attach a band of burlap around the hat rim and make some patches for the hat.
  18. Attach a silk flower in his left hand.
  19. DO NOT FIRE!