Clothespins become a traditional holiday plaything with the magic of Americana Acrylic color.
- water container
- palette or plastic plate
- paper towels
- #3 round brush
- #6 flat brush
- 1/2" flat brush
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- wooden doll pins
- wooden doll pin stands
- medium black pompons
- white craft glue
Allow to dry between painting steps.
- Place each doll pin into a doll pin stand. (This will make them easier to work with.)
- Use 1/2” flat brush to paint head of doll pin Flesh Tone.
- Use a 1/2” flat brush to paint the top section of the doll pin (about 1/4” above where pin splits) Santa Red.
- Use the #6 flat brush to paint on the belt with Cool White, just below the Santa Red jacket and above the split.
- Turn doll pins upside down so that head is inserted into the doll pin stand. Use the 1/2" flat brush to paint the remaining doll pin (legs) below the belt Lamp Black. Use the #3 round brush and Lamp Black to paint inside the split of the doll pins.
- When everything is dry, remove the doll pins from the stands. Use the 1/2" flat brush to paint the stands Antique Gold.
- Use a toothpick dipped in Antique Gold to add eight buttons to Lamp Black jacket in four rows of two.
- Use any brush to add white glue to the inside of the doll pin stands and insert soldiers into stands.
- Use a toothpick to dot on Lamp Black for eyes and handle end of brush to add Baby Pink for cheeks.
- Carefully trim one side of black pompon to make one side flatter. Use hot glue to attach the flat end of pompon to the top of the soldier’s head, adding a little hot glue to sides as well so that you can press sides of the hat into place.