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3-D Painted Woodland Ornaments

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

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3-D Painted Woodland Ornaments

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Turn a plain round ornament into a cute woodland creature easily with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Brown Sugar (DA534)
  • Buff Beige (DA509)
  • Coffee Bean (DA536)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Paprika (DA512)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • rubbing alcohol
  • scissors
  • #6 flat brush
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • #12 flat brush
  • #1 liner brush
  • #1 round brush
  • pen or pencil
  • jute (or hemp, string, or yarn)
  • clear glass ornament (3 )
  • felt (in complementary colors or any color and paint over it)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Clean the ornaments with a paper towel and rubbing alcohol. Remove the lids and keep until the end. Let the ornaments dry completely.
  2. Use a #12 flat brush and Brown Sugar to paint one ornament completely. Rinse brush. Use the same brush with Coffee Bean to paint one ornament. Rinse brush. Use the same brush with Paprika on the last ornament. Rinse brush. With the #6 flat brush, add the shape of the faces on all three ornaments. Rinse brush.
  3. Cut the ears out of colored felt or, if you can't find the right color, paint the felt. Use a #6 flat brush to paint a square of each color separately. (Refer to photo: from left: Brown Sugar, Coffee Bean, and Paprika.) Rinse brush. Let dry completely.
  4. Use a pen or pencil and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the eyes to the owl. Use the #6 flat brush and Brown Sugar to paint the rings around the eyes. Rinse brush. Use the #1 round brush and Cotton Ball to paint the inside of the eyes. Rinse brush.
  5. Use a pen or pencil and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the deer's eyes and nose. Use a #1 liner brush and Coffee Bean to paint on the deer's eyes and nose. Rinse brush. Use the same brush and Cotton Ball to add a sparkle to the eye and highlight to the nose. Rinse brush.
  6. Use a #1 liner brush and Coffee Bean to paint the fox's eyes and nose. Rinse brush.
  7. Use the same brush and Cotton Ball to add a sparkle to the eye and highlight to the nose. Rinse brush.
  8. Use a #1 liner brush and Paprika to paint the owl's beak and lines in the eyes. Rinse brush. Use the same brush and Coffee Bean to paint on the pupils. Rinse brush.
  9. Trace and transfer the ear patterns to the felt. Use a #1 liner brush and Buff Beige to paint the inner ears of the deer and fox. Rinse brush. Use the same brush and load Coffee Bean to shade the tops of the fox's ears. Rinse brush. Let dry completely.
  10. Use scissors to cut out the ears.
  11. Use a hot glue gun to adhere the ears to the deer.
  12. Use a hot glue gun to adhere the ears to the fox.
  13. Use a hot glue gun to adhere the ears to the owl.
  14. Use scissors to cut jute, string, yarn, or hemp to fit the ornaments.
  15. Tie the jute onto the ornament top.