Christmas Nordic Gnomes

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. Using a Basecoat Brush, basecoat each piece with OS-474 Grey. Allow to dry.
  4. Using a Basecoat Brush, apply thinned OS-471 Medium Brown to an area at a time and wipe back with a soft cloth, leaving the color in the crevices.
  5. Using various size Drybrush’s, Drybrush as follows: Sven’s beard with OS-474 Grey then with OS-431 White. Astrid’s hair – drybrush with a 2 coats of OS-493 Sandalwood OS-436 Gold then OS 485 French Vanilla – highlight with OS 432 Ivory.
  6. Noses – Drybrush with OS-471 Medium Brown then with OS-467 Light Brown.
  7. All Red areas: Astrid’s – coat, dress, hair bands – Sven’s hat, mittens, pants – Drybrush – OS-568 Fire Thorn, at least 2 coats, then with OS-449 Bright Red, then some OS-439 Hot Orange – highlight with OS- 438 Orange peel.
  8. All Green areas: Astrid’s hat and mittens. Sven’s coat – SS-57 Accent Green then OS464 Bright Green then OS-463 Medium Green, highlight with OS-556 Lemon Grass.
  9. Astrid’s apron – drybrush with OS-556 Lemon Grass then with OS- 431 White.
  10. Shoes – drybrush with 2 coats of OS-476 Black. Highlight the tips of the shoes with OS-474 Grey.
  11. Using the both the XST02 and the XST03 Stylus Tool, add OS-431 White dots to the hat edges then connect using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner to create snowflakes. Using the XST02 Stylus tool ad dots of OS-483 Real Red to the edge of Astrid’s apron. Allow to dry!
  12. Apply 2 coats of AS-494 Matte Sealer to each piece. Allow to dry!
  13. Apply 2 coats of AS-974 Glittering Snow to the tops of the hats. Allow to dry!
  14. DO NOT FIRE!



  • CD011 Nordic Gnome – Sven
  • CD012 Nordic Gnome – Astrid


Duncan color

  • OS-431 White
  • OS-432 Ivory
  • OS-436 Gold
  • OS-438 Orange Peel
  • OS-439 Hot Orange
  • OS-449 Bright Red
  • OS-463 Medium Green
  • OS-464 Bright Green
  • OS-467 Light Brown
  • OS-471 Medium Brown
  • OS-474 Grey
  • OS-476 Black
  • OS-483 Real Red
  • OS-485 French Vanilla
  • OS-493 Sandalwood
  • OS-556 Lemon Grass
  • OS-568 Fire Thorn
  • AS-954 Matte Sealer
  • AS-974 Glittering Snow

Mayco Colors

  • SS-57 Accent Green

Decorating Accessories

  • Basecoat Brush
  • Various Dry Brushes
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • XST02 Stylus Tool
  • XST03 Stylus Tool

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Foam Plates or Aluminum Foil for Palette
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Bowl
  • Clean-Up Tool
  • Soft Cloth