Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

wood nutcracker reindeer

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Step 1

Lightly draw designs onto the wood surface using a pencil.
TIP: Your reindeer could be wearing a football jersey! Be as creative and whimsical as you like.

Step 2

Paint your designs, one section at a time. Let dry.

Step 3

Paint the antlers and the base with liquid gilding.
TIP: To save your paintbrush after using liquid gilding, clean it with turpentine. Soap and water will not work.

Step 4

Give your character some... well, character with facial expressions using a small detail brush to paint little lashes. Let dry.

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