“Grinch” Hand w/ Ornament
You’ll smile every time you look at this piece! Just follow the steps below…
The usual supply list:
- 14 inch wooden Mr Sticky Fingers Shape
- Painter’s tape
- Acrylic paint
- Mod Podge
- Glitter (optional)
- Spray sealer
You’ll also need:
- a pencil w/ eraser
- Black paint pen
As always, begin with lightly sanding the piece & wiping w/ a slightly damp cloth or paper towel. Tape off the ornament cap between the fingers- that’s it! -the rest of the design is done with a pencil.
Looking at the finished version as a guide, draw the cuff edges & lines of the arm, (the arm should be narrower than the sleeve). Simply ERASE & correct as needed, until you’re happy with it.
I painted the edges black, except for cuff & ornament, to help the colors pop, then added the black inside the cuff.
The sleeve and ornament got a base coat of Christmas red. After drying and sanding, I used the same red & added strokes of a deeper crimson red for depth, but you can match the ornament color to your decor.
Moving on to the hand, I repeated the process, using leaf green as the base.
Then I added strokes of a spring green on the second coat.
Follow the pattern to add white to the cuff and silver to the ornament cap.
Using a black paint pen, outline & add character lines by referring to the pictures. (If you’re not used to a paint pen, practice on a paper plate until you feel confident!)
I sponge-painted polka dots on the ornament, but the design possibilities are endless! -initials, stripes, stencils- be creative.
Mod Podge & glitter on the cuff & dots give this piece some Christmas glitz. Glossy spray sealer keeps it all in place.
And Voila! SO MUCH FUN!