Country Craft Projects - Patriotic Ornaments
These clever little patriotic wood craft ornaments were Kindly Contributed by Designer: Lori Cagle.
Copyright ©Lori Cagle. All Rights Reserved
Palette: Delta Ceramcoat Acrylics: Raw Sienna; Bright Red; Black; Fleshtone; Brown Iron Oxide; Black Cherry; White; Med. flesh; Copen Blue; Ivory; Leaf Green; Luscious Lemon; Midnight Blue; Empire gold; Black Green.
Supplies: Waterbase sealer; Sandpaper; Clean cloth; Clear acrylic sealer; 19 gauge wire; Transfer paper; Black permanent marker; glue.
Brushes: #12 Flat - Shading; #5 Round - Basecoating; #1 Round - Liner
Preparation: Sand Wood pieces and wipe with a clean cloth. Seal wood with Waterbase Sealer and let dry. Transfer pattern, except lettering. Drill holes where indicated.
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Gingerbread Boy Ornament: Base gingerbread boy with Raw Sienna, shade with Brown Iron Oxide. Icing is Ivory. Eyes are Black. Base the flag with Ivory, shade with Raw Sienna. Base the red stripes with Bright Red, shade with Black Cherry. Base under the stars with Copen Blue, shade with Midnight Blue. Base stars with Ivory. Lightly spatter all pieces with Black. Glue hands on and let dry. Follow finishing directions below.
Raggedy Angel Ornamnet: Base wings and dress with Ivory, shade with Raw Sienna. Plaid pattern on dress is a wash of Raw Sienna. Base face and hands with Fleshtone, shade with Med. Flesh. Stipple cheeks with Bright Red. Nose is Bright Red. Base hair with Bright Red, shade with Black Cherry. Eyes are Black. Base stars on wings wit Empire Gold, highlight with Luscious Lemon. Follow Gingerbread instructions for painting flag. Spatter lightly with Black. Glue arms on and let dry.
Flag Ornament: Follow Gingerbread instructions for painting flag. Base holly with Leaf Green, shade with Black Green, highlight with Luscious Lemon. Base berries with Bright Red, shade with Black Cherry. Spatter pieces with White. Add Black dot to berries. Glue holly onto flag and let dry.
Finishing: Spray all ornaments with Clear Acrylic Sealer and let dry. Transfer lettering. Apply linework and lettering with Permanent Maker. Attach wire for hanging & raffia or fabric bow. (optional)