In our folk art nutcracker ornament series, we're bringing some of our favorite designs from Jo Sonja's 50 year treasury of whimsical design. We will be continuing to add more designs to this collection, both historical and new, as we go along. Also look for other new series coming soon! They do paint fast and, oh, such fun!
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.
In honor of the nutcracker, here is a little baker with a basket of goodies, another of
our collectible nutcracker series. It has not been released in any book or pattern packet. If you need the instruction for this nutcracker then there is an option listed below that is available for that as well.
Little Chef Nutcracker ornament is about 5" wide by 5 1/4" tall.
Painting medium of choice
Clear Glaze Medium
Texture Paste (optional)
Jo Sonja’s Artist’s Colors
Napthol Red Light
Flesh mix - Gold Oxide + Smoked Pearl
Jo Sonja's Sure Touch
#2-3 rounds, #2,4,6 filbert - Basic painting.
#1-2 short liner - Fine details.
#8 Oval Dry Brush - Dry Brushing highlights
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