Coloring with Paper – Garden Gnome

Garden Gnome made by coloring with paper
Garden Gnome

Once you are sure you understand the basics, download the garden gnome SVG File.  The instruction sheet in the download file explains how to upload it to Design Space.


You will need:


Cut the outline from black cardstock.  Do not make the file any smaller than 5 inches tall or the black lines get too thin.  This makes the gnome a good size for cards and scrapbook pages.

Stick the outline to the contact paper and re-cover it with the protective backing paper.

Cut out the various pieces from paper scraps in your scrap bin. The clothes look good in a patterned paper.  And the stripes on the hat can use any of the colors you have cut already.  Just fill them in however you want.

Watch my video on cutting different colors on the same mat.

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Start placing the various pieces on the garden gnome with the tweezers. 


When all the open spaces are filled, check to make sure all the paper is secure.  Press the protective sheet over everything and press sorta hard.  Anything that seems loose, glue down with the liquid glue and let dry for at least 30 minutes.

Finally, with scissors cut around the outside leaving as much of the outside black line as you can.

Use the gnome as you like.  Here I made a simple card using the marbled paper I made (see my other tutorials to see how to do this)

Gnome card made with marbled paper
Gnome card

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