17 September 2014

Rocking horses...how to...

 
 
It has been a very long time. Hope you are fine and still occupied with miniatures ;-)
I certainly am. Being buisy at work I really treasure the moments I spend relaxing with my hobby. This is the time when I forget all about my duties and I think it is a very healthy process getting problems off your chest for a while.
 
 
I am very happy to have found a few more of the old toys I use for making my vintage rocking horses. The horse body is very special, I think, made of a very early kind of hard plastic.
 
 
I paint several layers of base and then the details. First the strong unblended colors and then the softening process, shadows and light.
 
 
 
I make the tail of linen fibres.
 
Mostly I show my miniature work on Facebook. If you have an account, you might like to follow Petit Brocante. Just click the label on the right side bar. Anyway, see you soon here too!
 

20 comments:

  1. Hello Susanne,
    The horse is great. beautiful work.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  2. You have made a beautiful rocking horse.

    Kind regards Xandra

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  3. Thank you very much, all of you! Nice to see you again ;-)

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  4. What an excellent find and a lovely finish.

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    1. Sorry for the confusion about the above answers - my husband used the computer before me ;-)

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  6. I am very happy to have found a few more of the old toys I use for making my vintage rocking horses. The horse body is very special, I think, ... rrockinghorse.blogspot.com

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    1. I have a collection of pictures of horses used as a decorative element too - on Pinterest - I call it living with horses: http://www.pinterest.com/petitbrocante/living-with-horses/

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  7. Muy bonito.
    FELIZ NAVIDAD
    Un abrazo
    Maite

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    1. Thanks, hugs back and hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy new year!

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  8. The vintage patina that you have painted on this rocking horse is Just Beautiful! I love the tail too!

    elizabeth

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