Nordic Christmas Gnome

Designer: Macia Roullard



  1. Begin with a properly fired shelf cone 04 Bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove dust.
  2. Using the RB-144 #4 Soft Fan brush apply two coats of FN-001 to the top of the plate.
  3. Cut out the shape of the gnome from the pattern.
  4. Place the pattern on the plate and lightly trace around the shape.
  5. Slide the AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper under the pattern and trace on all the details.  Note:  Only once side of the Clay Carbon Paper transfers.  Test prior to tracing.
  6. The Gnome pattern will act as a masking tool.  Use the soft fan brush and rehydrate the Foundations glaze with water and press the pattern in place.  Take a damp sponge and press down the pattern.  Make sure the edges are sealed tight so the next glaze color does not seep under the pattern. Use a paper towel to press down the pattern and remove excess water.
  7. Brush the plate with three coats of FN-011 Light Blue use the fan brush or three coats of CG-978 Arctic Splash.
  8. Remove the paper Gnome pattern.
  9. Punch out three ½” circle shapes.  Place on the hat where the pattern indicates and use water to attach.
  10. Use the RB-106 Script Liner to apply two coats of SC-20 Cashew Later to the skin.
  11. To rosy up the nose and cheeks use SC-2 Melon-Choly.  Lightly apply with the CB-106 Script Liner or squeeze a sponge and dap on.
  12. Look at the pattern for locations for  SC-73 Candy Apple Red.  With the Script Liner apply 2-3 coats of SC-73 Candy Apple Red on the gnomes’ hat, suit, and shoes.
  13. Using the same brush apply 2-3 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale onto the areas noted on the pattern.
  14. Switch to the RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner Brush.  Apply two coats of SC-26 Green Thumb to the mittens.
  15. Still using the Detail Liner Brush stripe the leggings with SC-15 Tuxedo. 1-2 coats is sufficient.
  16. Shade the beard with SC-60 Silver Lining using CB-106 Script Liner.
  17. Remove the paper dots on the hat. Use the Detail Liner to outline the dots on the hat with SC-26 Green Thumb.
  18. The Detail Liner is used to outline everything with SC-15 Tuxedo.
  19. Now we are switching to the Script liner.  Brush SC-16 Cotton Tail to  highlight lines in the hat, boots, and rim of the hat.
  20. Brush the red areas of the gnome with SG-701 Star Dust one coat.
  21. Use the Soft Fan brush and apply 3 coats of FN-01 White to the back of the plate.
  22. Stilt and Fire to cone 05/06.



  • MB-1117 Casualware Charger Plate


  • SC-2 Melon-Choly
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-20 Cashew Later
  • SC-26 Green Thumb
  • SC-60 Silver Lining
  • SC-73 Candy Apple Red
  • SC-74 Hot Tamale
  • FN-001 White
  • FN-011 Light Blue
  • SG-701 Speckta-Clear Star Dust
  • CG-978 Arctic Splash

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan Brush
  • RB-106 Script Liner #6 Script Liner
  • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner
  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • ½” and ¾” circle punches
  • Scissors
  • Pencil or water  based marker
  • Pattern