Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Peggies: A Tutorial. Sort of.

Okay. I've been seeing these little guys all over the place for a while now.
See: here, here, and here...
Awesome, right?

And since The Munchkins are more likely to play with the cardboard box a new toy comes in than the new toy itself, I thought these low-tech little guys would appeal to them.
And they a BIG WAY...

I found the little wooden peg people at Hobby Lobby for a whopping $2.99. And I had a handful of acrylics just lying about the place already. Throw in a couple of new paint pens for detailing (because they were on sale, kiddies!) and some cheapie paintbrushes I yanked from The Monkey's watercolors and I was set to go...

I started off laying down a "face" base of skin tone paint.

From there I did hair, then body color.
Acrylics tend to dry pretty quickly, and the wood just soaks it right up. Two coats minimum on everything worked well to my tastes. Harken back to kindergarten art classes, gang. Paint your light colors first...then dark...then the details last.

I used the paint pens for detailing. And mostly I just screwed around with them while watching Lover Boy on dvd (because 80s movies are, let's be honest here, essentially 85% of my movie collection. Who wants extra anchovies?!!)

So there you are, a Tutorial-ish for something that does not require one.
Also, here's my favorite from last night.

...Because I think I'm

 It's funny, damnit! It is!~



  1. I love peg dolls too. I ordered about 50 of them from an online site to make a bunch of them.

  2. Super lovely blog!


  3. These are so cute. We made peg dolls of our family a while back. I love that you made them into super heroes... my boys would love that.

    Thanks for linking up this week!!


  4. Caralyn-

    This post made me laugh. Love your sense of humor and your project. You'll be featured tonight at Creative Juice. Thanks for sharing last week...


  5. I think I need these for my sons room! Love thehem with m- Come and share them with WorkShop Wednesday. I would love to feature them!

  6. I just read my above comment. I must have been on something- Anyway I featured your peggies this week @ WorkShop Wednesday! Thanks for sharing!


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