Meet the Clauses

Garden Gnome lovers will not be able to resist this holiday version of an old cultural icon.



Products Used

Bisque
  • MB-1120 - The Gnome Brothers - Jake
  • MB-1212 - Gnome Hilda
Color
  • SC-5 - Tiger Tail
  • SC-8 - Just Froggy
  • SC-15 - Tuxedo SC-16 - Cotton Tail
  • SC-27 - Sour Apple
  • SC-36 - Irish Luck
  • SC-39 - Army Surplus
  • SC-46 - Rawhide
  • SC-58 - 501 Blues
  • SC-74 - Hot Tamale
  • SG-302 - Snowfall
Decorating Accessories
  • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges
  • CB-110 - #10/0 Liner
  • CB-404 - #4 Pointed Round
  • CB-604 - #4 Soft Fan
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Additional Materials
  • Paper Towels
  • Jewelry Toggle Clasps
Project Info

Instructions

 

Santa:

  1. Apply 3 coats of SC-46 Rawhide to Santa's face and hands.
  2. Apply 3 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to Santa's hat, coat and pants AND the tiny belt loop to the right of Santa's belt buckle.
  3. Apply 2 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to Santa's belt and boots save the buckle and the belt loop which is now red.
  4. Apply 3 coats of SC-5 Tiger Tail to the buckle of the belt.
  5. Apply 3 coats of SC-39 Army Surplus to Santa's satchel.
  6. Apply 2 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to Santa's beard and mustache.
  7. Apply 2 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to Santa's lips.
  8. Using a round brush add a dot of SC-58 501 Blues to the center of Santa's eyes to create irises.
  9. Using a liner brush and SC-15 Tuxedo, give the eyes some definition by outlining portions of them inside the eye. MAKE SURE to dilute the glaze with some water or it will be too thick to get a good, thin, subtle line.
  10. Using the tip of the liner brush, place a dot of SC-16 Cotton Tail in the center of each eye.
  11. Using the liner brush, dilute SC-58 501 Blues with a bit of water and blot it on a paper towel. Place the brush in the creases of the beard to add texture. Repeat this step until the majority of the creases are filled.
  12. Using a round brush, dilute SC-74 Hot Tamale and blot it on a paper towel. Then, brush on a bit a color to Santa's cheeks.
  13. Apply SG-302 Snowfall to the rim of the hat, along the front button line of the jacket, the cuffs of the sleeves and the base of the jacket and the pants.
  14. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.
  15. Once fired, glue together two round jewelry findings (the round ends of two toggle clasps) to make a pair of spectacles. Then, glue them to Santa's nose.

Mrs. Claus:

  1. Apply 3 coats of SC-46 Rawhide to Mrs. Claus' face and hands.
  2. Apply 3 coats of SC-27 Sour Apple to the hat, the blouse cuffs and the skirt.
  3. Apply 3 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the blouse.
  4. Apply 3 coats of SC-5 Tiger Tail to the basket.
  5. Using a No. 2 pencil, draw what will be peppermint candies on the hat by making circles and shapes that look more elongated as if you were looking at the side edge of a peppermint candy.
  6. Using a No. 2 pencil, draw a scalloped waist apron over the skirt. Don't forget to draw a tie in the back. Draw two ties extending back from the apron and a bow tied in the back.
  7. Apply 3 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail on the apron, apron strings and bow as well as to Mrs. Claus' hair and the peppermint candies on her hat.
  8. Apply 3 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to her eyes. Rather than following the eye imprinted in the bisque, double the size of the eye upward.
  9. Apply 3 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the square of the blouse just beneath her chin.
  10. Using SC-58 501 Blues and a round brush, make a circle in the center of the eye. The center of the circle will fall about where the imprint is found.
  11. Using a liner brush and SC-15 Tuxedo, outline the eyes and add eyelashes to the top lid. Place a small dot in the center of each eye.
  12. Using SC-15 Tuxedo and a liner brush, add tiny dots with the tip of the brush along the side and bottom of the apron following the scalloped curves.
  13. Apply 2 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the red portions of the peppermint candies.
  14. Trace or draw holly onto the apron.
  15. Trace or draw a small Christmas tree inside the square of the blouse just beneath Mrs. Claus' chin.
  16. Trace or draw holly on the side of the basket.
  17. Using a liner brush add 1 coat of SC-8 Just Froggy to the tree. Place a dot of SC-5 Tiger Tail on top of the tree where a star would sit.
  18. Apply 1 coat of SC-8 Just Froggy to each of the holly leaves on the apron.
  19. Apply 3 coats of SC-36 Irish Luck to the holly leaves on the basket.
  20. Apply dots of SC-74 Hot Tamale with the tip of a small round brush over the holly berries.
  21. Add alternating dots of SC-74 Hot Tamale and SC-8 Just Froggy to the top of the basket handle and the top rim of the basket.
  22. Use a synthetic sponge and SC-74 Hot Tamale to add red trim to the bottom edge of the skirt. Simply dab the sponge in SC-74 Hot Tamale and press it along the edge of the skirt.
  23. Using a liner brush, apply one coat of SC-74 Hot Tamale to Mrs. Claus' mouth and a dot on the end of each finger as nail polish.
  24. Dilute SC-74 Hot Tamale with water, mix with a round brush and dab the brush onto a paper towel. Then, add some "blush" to Mrs. Claus' cheeks.
  25. Using SA-003 White, outline the scallops of the apron, add a collar to the blouse and place dots around the square with the tree in it on the blouse. Also, outline the bow that ties the apron together on her back.
  26. Using a s script liner and SC-15 Tuxedo write "Santa's Snacks" on the side of the basket.
  27. Stilt and fired to cone 06.
  28. Once fired, glue together two round jewelry findings (the round ends of two toggle clasps) to make a pair of spectacles. Then, glue them to Mrs. Claus' nose.

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