Gnomes in Acrylics

Designer: Marcia Roullard



Clean and fire greenware to 04.

Astrid Gnome:

  1. With CB-310 Shader brush on slightly thinned SS-135 White to the apron, nose with SS-127 Medium Portrait, brush SS-331 Medium Blue to the dress, brush the hair with slightly thinned SS-3 Honey Toast, hat with SS-210 Orange.
  2. Thin SS-331 Blue like water, use CB-406 Pointed Round to brush into the folds of the apron and shade the sides of the apron. Dry brush the dress with SS-331 Medium Blue with SS-135 White in the brush. Shade with SS-335 Rich Blue in the creases and shadow areas, such as where the sleeve meets the apron and hair, under the apron, under the nose, etc. buttons are SS-210 Orange.
  3. Dry brush the hat with SS-210 Orange with SS-135 White in your brush to lighten and highlight, shade with SS-92 Royal Fuchsia, in the creases, seam and under the hat.  Brush the gloves with Royal Fuchsia, dry brush with White in the Fuchsia brush.
  4. Dry brush the hair with SS-3 Honey Toast with SS-111 Bright Yellow in the brush, add White to the brush to highlight. Hair ties are Royal Fuchsia.
  5. Brush a coat of SS-57 Accent Green to the shoes, dry brush with SS-19 Country Sage.
  6. Thicken SS-138 Black with AC-310 Silkscreen Medium using a palette knife to the consistency of a thick paste. With the shiny side down, rub the thick Black over the ladybug screen from DSS-0113 Bugs to the hat. Brush in SS-176 Christmas Red around the black spots on the ladybug.
  7. Outline with CB-110 Liner and SS-138 Black around the hair, the hat, and the dress.  Brush a coat of AC-501 Gloss Sealer over the ladybug and the shoes.

Sven Gnome

  1. Brush the beard with thinned SS-135 White, nose with SS-127 Medium Portrait, hat with SS-331 Medium Blue, jacket with SS-376 Limeburst, pants with SS-212 Light Umber, gloves with SS-210 Orange, use a soft brush to apply.
  2. Thin SS-331 Medium Blue like water with the CB-406 Pointed Round brush into the deep creases of the beard, further shade the beard with thinned SS-130 Medium Gray, and SS-138 Black, dry brush with SS-135 White.
  3. Dry brush the jacket with SS-376 Limeburst with SS-111 Brightest Yellow in the brush, add White to further highlight.
  4. Dry brush the hat with SS-331 Medium Blue with white in the brush, highlight with more white in the brush on the edges of the hat.  Shade with SS-335 Rich Blue in the crease and hat seam with the round brush or flat shader.
  5. Shade the gloves and nose with SS-212 Light Umber, shade the pants with SS-138 Black, use the flat or pointed round brush.
  6. Dry brush the shoes with SS-335 Rich Blue. Follow the directions in step 7 above for the ladybug.
  7. Use CB-110 Liner to outline around the nose, gloves, beard, and hat with SS-135 Black.



  • CD-011 Nordic Gnome- Sven
  • CD-012 Nordic Gnome-Astrid


  • SS-135 White
  • SS-138 Black
  • SS-3 Honey Toast
  • SS-57 Accent Green
  • SS-331 Medium Blue
  • SS-92 Royal Fuchsia
  • SS-127 Medium Portrait
  • SS-376 Limebrust
  • SS-19 Country Sage
  • SS-130 Medium Gray
  • SS-335 Rich Blue
  • SS-212 Light Umber
  • SS-210 Orange4
  • SS-176 Christmas Red
  • SS-111 Brightest Yellow
  • AC-501 Gloss Sealer

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • DSS-0113 Bugs Silkscreen
  • CB-310 Flat Shader
  • CB-110 Liner
  • CB-200 Detail
  • CB-406 Pointed Round

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Palette Knife
  • #8 Dry Brush