Painting these little elves was a wonderful trip down memory lane for me. The very first face that I was taught to paint by my first teacher was an elf’s face for the Scandinavian Nisse. We didn’t have wood pieces back then, so we painted them on short lengths of narrow flooring.
Another wonderful outlet for our creative journey, each ornament is done out of mdf and laser cut with intricate detail. The patterns are etched on the surface for ease of painting. If you prefer to not use the etching, it can be painted over with Gesso or Texture paste and then the pattern can be applied - as you prefer.
The design originally appear in our packet JP3123. If you have that packet already then you have the instruction for painting this design and can just purchase the blanks.
Ornament is about 7 inches tall by 4 inches wide.
Painting medium of choice
Retarder Medium (optional)
Jo Sonja’s Artist’s Colors
Napthol Red Light (optional)
Indian Red Oxide
Pacific Blue or Sapphire
Flesh mix – Warm White + Gold Oxide
Jo Sonja's Sure Touch
#2-3 rounds, #2,4,6 filbert - Basic painting.
#1-2 short liner - Fine details.
3/8” Oval Wash - Use to base larger areas, glazes or apply Retarder Medium.
3/4” mop - Brush out Retarder or glaze
1/2” Oval Wash - Wonderful to varnish cut-outs