SK on Elderberry
SK on Elderberry
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Wild Horses With SK


A thirty year old spring horse was my latest challenge. My client didn't want him to look original. She gave me free reign to create a one-of-a-kind piece.
painting spring horse antique, painting, repurposing upcycling
painting spring horse antique, painting, repurposing upcycling
painting spring horse antique, painting, repurposing upcycling
painting spring horse antique, painting, repurposing upcycling
painting spring horse antique, painting, repurposing upcycling
After this pretty pony was sanded and bonding primed,
painting spring horse antique, painting, repurposing upcycling
it was time to add a few details in sculpturing.
painting spring horse antique, painting, repurposing upcycling
With the help of Modern Masters Metal Effects Paint I was able to rust his mane, tail and hooves. His saddle is patine d copper. The blanket is a deep warm Burgundy red.
painting spring horse antique, painting, repurposing upcycling
The body is painted a deep chocolate and then glazed with a crackle medium. After these coats are dry,
painting spring horse antique, painting, repurposing upcycling
I painted him in an antique cream and after the crackle has cured, I glazed him with a deep chocolate glaze and varnish.
Thanks for visiting. sk

To see more: http://sksartell.blogspot.com/2014/10/wild-horses-with-sk.html

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1 question
  • Kathy Kowalski Shepard
    on Feb 26, 2017

    what kind of material did you use for sculpturing? Would auto body filler work?

    • SK on Elderberry
      on Feb 26, 2017

      I used several different compounds. Sculpting clay. The variety that air dries. Hard Rock putty and Modern Masters modeling clay. I haven't ever used auto body filler because it might have too thin of consistency. It would be interesting to see if it works. Let us know how it turns out. Thanks for the question. SK on Elderberry sksartell.blogspot.com

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  • Shelley Ellis
    on Oct 22, 2014

    I see these for sale often at thrift stores. What a great redo and so creative! I LOVE it!

  • Penny
    on Oct 30, 2014

    well, sk...fabulous as usual....thank you for following me..

    • SK on Elderberry
      on Oct 30, 2014

      @Penny Thanks Penny. And your welcome. Two sentences which belong together. sk

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