Friday, November 25, 2016

An Altered Wooden Rocking Horse ~ Creative Embellishments

Hi there! Today I'm sharing an altered project with you! One of my favourite things is to take something old and upcycle it - so when I saw this chipped/broken rocking horse at a second hand store, I knew I could make it beautiful again!
Along some buttons, trim and resin & metal embellishments from my stash, I've used Creative Embellishments Mini Frames (some whole and some cut into pieces) and the larger of the Fancy Oblong Frame Set (cut into two pieces) to decorate the rocking horse. I also added Relics & Artifacts Chivalry Wings and an Imperial Egg decorative piece as the headpiece. Once I had all the embellishments in place I covered everything with a few coats of heavy white gesso. Then, I used Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints to highlight details of the decorations - the trick here is just to play with colour until you're happy! Lastly, I dry brushed areas with gold paint to give it a rich, vintage look. Lots of pictures below so you can see all the details!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Happy Crafting!


Milagros C Rivera said...

It's magical Sarah, you've given it the perfect touch!!! The face looks amazing!

mamablitger said...

Sarah I adore your transformed rocking horse. You did an amazing job . Fantastic details you added. I enjoyed so much to watch each picture you shared. Thank you so much for sharing. You are so talented.
Hugs from Monica