1" Wooden Plug
Ultra Fine Sharpie
1/8" Birch Plywood
1/2" Birch Plywood
1/4" Dowel Rod
Clear Acrylic Matte Sealer
Cut the base (5 1/4" x 3 1/2") from 3/4" pine. Cut the elf's body from 1/2" birch plywood. Cut the hat brim and the sign with hands from 1/8" birch plywood. Drill all holes. Sand smooth and wipe with a damp cloth.
Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic paint:
Barn red, butter cream, pine green, black, dark brown, Santa's flesh.
Paint the elf's hat and shirt pine green. Paint the border on the sign and the elf's shoes barn red. Paint the pants midnight blue. Paint the elf's face, hands and nose Santa's flesh.
Shade the face, hands, hat brim, and the sign with dark brown. Shade the shoes and the border on the sign with a mix of barn red and a drop of black. Shade the hat, shirt and pants with black. Paint the candy cane barn red. Paint the plaid on the hat, stripes on the pants and the candy cane with butter cream. Dry brush the elf's cheeks and nose with barn red. Do the lettering and the elf's mouth with an ultrafine permanent marker. Dot the lettering with black.
Glue the elf to the base using dowel rods to make it more secure. Hot glue the bow and the bells on. Glue the sign, hat brim and nose to the elf. Spray with clear acrylic matte sealer.
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