Acrylic Gnapping Gnome Topper

Designer: Bob Moreni



  1. Cast the mold in usual manner. 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 piece with 1 – 2 coats of SS-130 Medium Gray. Allow to dry!
  4. Place some SS-234 Medium Mocha onto your pallet, thin with some water. Apply some of the thinned SS-234 Medium Mocha to a small area of the piece at a time. Wipe back with a soft cloth to antique the piece. Allow to dry!
  5. Using various size drybrush’s, drybrush the pieces as follows.
  6. Beard – Drybrush 2-3 coats of SS-130 Medium Gray then with 2-3 coats of SS-135 White.
  7. Pants – Drybrush with SS-335 Rich Blue then with SS-29 Dew Drop Blue then highlight with SS-135 White.
  8. Coat – Drybrush with 1-2 coats of SS-211 Orange Rust then drybrush with SS-210 Orange, highlight with SS-111 Brightest Yellow.
  9. Shoes & hat – Drybrush with 1-2 coats of SS-376 Limeburst then with SS-111 Brightest Yellow. Highlight with SS-135 White.
  10. Mittens – Drybrush with SS-3 Honey Toast then highlight with SS-135 White.
  11. Mushroom Stems & under mushroom caps – Drybrush with SS-212 Light Umber, SS194 Medium Taupe then with SS-192 Light Taupe, Highlight with SS-45 Buttermilk. Under the mushroom tops drybrush same as the stems then drybrush SS-212 Light Umber close to the stem.
  12. Mushroom Tops – drybrush 2-3 coats with SS -176 Christmas Red. You will have to give some drying time between coats. Then drybrush using the same brush with SS-210 Orange. Add some dots to the mushroom tops with SS-45 Buttermilk.
  13. Grass – drybrush with SS-276 Forest Green then with SS-19 Country Sage, highlight with some SS-3 Honey toast.
  14. Leaves – drybrush with SS-57 Accent Green then with SS-376 Limeburst.
  15. Flowers – drybrush the back petals with SS-368 Dusty Violet with a small amount of SS-138 Flat Black to darken, then with SS-368 Dusty Violet, highlight with SS-135 White. Front petals are drybrushed with SS-3 Honey Toast then some SS-3 Honey Toast with some SS-135 White to lighten. Float some SS-210 Orange on the center bottom petal. Using a CB-110 #10 Liner, add some veins of SS-138 Flat Black.
  16. Float some SS-24 Chocolate Fudge around the mushrooms and the gnome to darken some of the deep crevices. Float some SS-57 Accent Green around the leaves and the gnome where he is touching the grass.
  17. Allow to dry!
  18. Apply 1-2 coats of AC-502 Matte Sealer to the piece.
  19. DO NOT FIRE!



  • CD030 Gnapping Gnome


  • SS-3 Honey Toast
  • SS-45 Buttermilk
  • SS-19 Country Sage
  • SS-24 Chocolate Fudge
  • 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-210 Orange
  • SS-211 Orange Rust
  • SS-276 Forest Green
  • SS-368 Dusty Violet
  • SS-376 Limeburst
  • AC-502 Matte Sealer

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