Sock Ornaments

By  Lori Cagle 

  • Sock Ornaments


  • Delta Ceramcoat Acrylics, for each: Black, Black Green, Bright Red, Brown Iron Oxide, Butter Cream, Citrus, Empire Gold, Lima Green, Maple Sugar Tan, Mendocino Red, Raw Sienna, Seminole Green, White; For bear: Luscious Lemon, Tomato Spice; For moose: Burnt Sienna
  • Brushes: Loew-Cornell: Comfort: Round, Series 3000, #3, #4; Shader, Series 3300, #6, #10; Script Liner, Series 3050, #1; Specialty: Deerfoot Stippler Russian Fitch, Series 410, 3/8"
  • Delta Ceramcoat All-Purpose Sealer; Interior Varnish, Matte
  • Sock Ornament Cutout


  • Sakura Black Pigma Permanent Ink Pen, .03

Pattern - Scok Ornaments

  • Preparation
  • 1. Sand surface with fine grit sandpaper; wipe dust. Apply all-purpose sealer; let dry. Print out patterns; transfer basic pattern lines. (Transfer details as needed.)
  • Mid-Sock Area
  • 1. Base Brown Iron Oxide; stipple Maple Sugar Tan and White. Stipple more White around outer edges of moose or bear, holly, and candy cane.
  • Top of Sock, Heel, and Toe
  • 1. Base areas Butter Cream. Base center of bear heel Tomato Spice; shade Mendocino Red. Shade Butter Cream areas Maple Sugar Tan making sure to float vertical ridges on top of sock; highlight areas White.
  • Candy Cane
  • 1. Base red sections Bright Red; shade Mendocino Red. Base white sections White. Add White highlight shine along back edge of candy cane.
  • Holly and Pine Sprigs
  • 1. Base holly Seminole Green; shade Black Green and highlight Lima Green. Line pine sprigs Seminole Green and Lima Green. Dot berries Bright Red; add Black dots. Line branches Brown Iron Oxide.
  • Moose
  • 1. Base star Citrus; shade Empire Gold, and use White to highlight and add C-stroke highlight shine.
  • 2. Use Burnt Sienna to base head and hair above hooves; use Brown Iron Oxide to shade and form nostrils. Paint eyes Black. Base antlers Maple Sugar Tan; shade Raw Sienna and highlight White. Base hooves Black; highlight White.
  • Bear
  • 1. Base muzzle Maple Sugar Tan; shade Raw Sienna. Base head, ears, and paws Brown Iron Oxide; shade Black. Base nose Black; highlight White and add C-stroke highlight shine.
  • 2. Base scarf Luscious Lemon; shade Empire Gold. Add Citrus fold lines. Highlight scarf White.
  • Snowflakes
  • 1. Paint thinned White lines; dot ends with full strength White. Use stylus to add random White tri-dots.
  • Finishing
  • 1. Spatter entire surface White; let dry. Use permanent pen to add all detailing and line work.
  • 2. Apply varnish coats. Use ribbon or twine for hanger.