The Elves & The Shoemaker - JP3415

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A delightful fairy take from The Brothers Grimm. It is about two little elves who secretly help at night a struggling shoemaker and his family. In return, the family finds out that the poor little elves have no clothes and it is almost Christmas, so they make the elves a full set of clothes and shoes and the happy little fellows leave on their travels and the shoemaker manages his business successfully.

This product (either packet only or packet and wood bundle option) comes with a free "Elves and the Shoemaker - Project and Technique Overview" video that will be permanently added to your digital library on  The video is about 1 hour and 15 minutes long and it will help you complete the design.

There is a bundle option to purchase the packet and the beautiful, reproduction alder shoeshine box.  The box is 12" high and is 13" wide and 9" deep.  On the inside of the top lid is the shoe rest platform.  There is a drawer on the front of the box that pulls open.

Jo Sonja's Artist Colors
Painting medium of choice
Retarder Medium
Flow Medium

Jo Sonja’s Artist’s Colors:
Napthol Red Light
Red Violet
Arylide Yellow
Turners Yellow
Yellow Deep
Yellow Oxide
Raw Sienna
Pthalo Green
Cerulean Blue
Diox Purple
Brown Earth
Carbon Black or Black Umber
Unbleached Titanium
Titanium White
Premium Metallic Platinum
Premium Pearlescent White

Jo Sonja's Sure Touch
#2-3 round, #2,4,6 flat or filbert - Basic painting
#2 short liner, 18/0 fine liner - Small things, trees, shrubs
3/4" or 1/2" Oval Wash - Apply Retarder Medium and glazes
3/4 -1" mop - Blending out glaze, picking up excess Retarder
#1-2 striper - Fine lines, tree branches