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Garden Gnome & Mushroom

Flip your terracotta upside down to create this outdoor Gnome and Mushroom!

At a Glance:

Project #16691 Skill Level: Beginner

This project features these great brands:

  • Mod Podge Decoupage Finishes and Formulas Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

Mod Podge ® Outdoor, 8 oz. - CS11220

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Flamenco Red, 2 oz. - 21468

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Laguna, 2 oz. - 20562

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Antique Parchment, 2 oz. - 21463

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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Pavement, 2 oz. - 21490

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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Pink Parfait, 2 oz. - 20251

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Other Supplies

  • Gnome: 3 sizes of small terracotta pots
  • Mushroom: 1 small terracotta pot and one small/medium terracotta tray
  • 1 rounded wooden dome for nose
  • A variety of small & medium paint brushes

instructions

  1. Mushroom
    1. Using Antique Parchment basecoat the pot you have chosen as your mushroom base. Allow to dry and add a second coat.
    2. Basecoat the tray with Flamenco Red. Allow to dry and add a second coat. Allow to dry fully before moving on to the next step.
    3. Using Antique Parchment, create the random dots on the red tray (mushroom cap).
    4. Using Mod Podge ® Outdoor as a glue, connect your mushroom base and cap (See photo).
  2. Gnome
    1. Basecoat your two smaller pots that will make up the Gnomes hat with Flamenco Red. Allow to dry and add a second coat.
    2. Basecoat the largest pot in Antique Parchment. Allow to dry.
    3. Using a pencil, sketch directly onto your largest pot, creating the shape of the gnome's beard. Use this as a guide in the next step.
    4. Using Laguna, paint everywhere on your large pot except where the beard is.
    5. Using Antique Parchment, give the beard a second coat.
    6. Using Mod Podge ® Outdoor as a glue, connect the Gnome pot to the two pots that stack to create the hat.
    7. Mix Pink Parfait and Antique Parchment to create a pale pink. Paint your dome with this color for the nose. Once dry, attach the gnome using Mod Podge Outdoor as a glue.
    8. Using Pavement, create two small dots for the eyes.
  3. Once dry, top coat the entire gnome and mushroom with Mod Podge ® Outdoor. Allow to fully dry before placing outside.

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Decorated candles using Mod Podge ® or Royal Coat ® Decoupage Finish are meant for decorative purposes and not for illumination. Many of the decorations would catch fire and be hazardous if the candle were burned. However, if you are using a wide pillar candle and the decorations do not go to the top of the candle, it can be burned down slightly to create a well, then a votive candle inserted into the well. A new votive candle can be inserted when the old one is finished. Use extreme caution and good judgment when burning candles that have been decorated.
First check to see if the napkin is 2 ply. If so, separate and lay aside. Brush Mod Podge directly on the your surface. Carefully place the printed napkin on the surface and lightly blot down with a dampened sponge. Start blotting in the center and work to the edge. Once it is in place, let dry. After about 30 minutes lightly apply a top coat of Mod Podge.
  1. Apply a coat of Mod Podge® to the inside of the form and allow to dry slightly. Place the Napkin design where desired and gently rub it flat with your thumb.
  2. Cover the image with a second very thin coat of Mod Podge®, beginning in the center and brushing out. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  3. Add special sponging or spouncing effects, as desired, around the design and let dry.
  4. Paint the whole inside with a light color of FolkArt® Acrylic Colors. If you want to use a darker color inside, first paint around the Napkin design with a light color, let dry and then add the darker color.
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