Supplies needed to make “Raggedy Anne Garden Tool Holder”
Small liner brush
Four 1” sponge brushes
An old scruffy/stippler brush
#12 floater/flat brush
#6 floater/flat brush
An old medium bristle toothbrush
1/4” board & 3/4” pine board (or precut wood kit)
Oil base stain (I use Early American, by Ace)
Wood sealer, if desired
Burgundy or Wine colored broadcloth ripped into twenty 1” x 4” pieces with a knot tied in the middle.
Blue broadcloth ripped into one piece of 1” x 4” and a knot tied in the middle.
3 hooks (shoulder hooks 1-1/2” overall length)
Fine sanding disc or fine sandpaper
Clear acrylic matte spray, if desired
Two 1” sawtooth hangers
Small nails or brads (optional)
1. Sand the edges on all pieces for a worn look.
2. Stain all pieces of wood with your favorite oil based stain. Let dry. Seal the wood, if desired, and let dry.
3. Basecoat the head and hands with Medium Flesh with a 1” sponge brush. (Remember to paint the sides as well as the
4. Basecoat the handle of the spade in Dark Foliage Green with a 1” sponge brush.
5. Basecoat the “metal” part of the spade with Quaker Grey with a 1” sponge brush.
6. Basecoat the dress in Cape Cod Blue with a 1” sponge brush.
7. Basecoat the heart in Black Cherry with the #6 flat/floater brush.
8. When dry, sand all pieces with a sanding disc or fine sand paper and wipe with a tack cloth.
9. Trace the pattern onto the wood using the tracing and transfer paper and the stylus.
10. Using the #6 flat/floater brush, float around the face with Dark Flesh.
11. Using a liner brush, paint the nose with Mendocino Red. You may need two or three coats of paint. Remember to let each coat dry before applying the next.
12. Stipple the cheeks with Dusty Mauve with the stippler/scruffy brush.
13. Using the stylus, dot the tops of the cheeks with Light Ivory.
14. Using the end of the #12 flat/floater brush, make two large dots in Black for the eyes. When the Black dots are dry, use the stylus to make small Light Ivory dots in each eye.
15. Using a liner brush and Black paint, make the eyelashes under the eyes.
16. Using a liner brush and Black paint, make the “stitches” for the mouth.
17. Using the end of the #6 flat/floater brush, make a dot in the middle of the mouth using Mendocino Red.
18. Using a flat brush, paint the apron in Light Ivory. You may two or three coats here also.
19. Using a liner brush, make the Chambray Blue stripes on the dress first. The stripes do not have to be perfectly straight.
20. Again using the liner brush, make the dark stripes on the dress with Midnight Blue.
21. Float around the neck and the apron (floating on the blue) with Midnight Blue.
22. Make dots on the dress with Black Cherry. These dots are at random and can go over the stripes.
23. When dots have dried, use a liner brush and Light Ivory paint to dry brush on the outer edges of each sleeve.
24. Float on the edges of the apron with AC Flesh.
25. When all the paint is dry, put two 1 inch sawtooth hangers on the back of Anne. Place them in the shoulder areas.
26. Float around the edges and in the middle of the “metal” part of the spade with Hippo Grey. Using a #12 flat brush, dry brush on the “metal” part of the spade with Hippo Grey. See pattern or photo.
27. Using a liner brush and Charcoal paint, make a line down the middle of the “metal” part of the spade.
28. Float the bottom of the handle of the spade in Black Green.
29. Float across the top of the handle in Seminole Green.
30. Using a liner brush and Light Ivory Paint, dry brush a little across the top of the handle. See photo or pattern.
31. Float the bottom of the hands in Dark Flesh and dry brush across the top in Light Ivory. Note that the thumbs point in the same direction, so the floating and dry brushing will be the opposite on each hand.
32. Screw the hooks into the spade.
33. Glue the hands on to the spade. See pattern for positions.
34. Glue the spade to the body.
35. Glue the heart to the apron.
36. Using an old, medium bristled toothbrush, splatter the whole piece with Black. Clean and dry the toothbrush and splatter each piece with Light Ivory. Let dry.
37. Spray with a matte spray after the glue has dried, if desired.
38. Glue on the “hair” in two rows, alternating the pieces. Glue on the blue rag ribbon. Wait until the glue has dried on the “hair” before any trimming.
39. For extra strength, nail all pieces together.
40. Sign, date and enjoy!