Leaping Horse #001 – #004

Christmas Ornaments – Leaping Horses #001-004

Christmas is a time for inflicting crafts on loving relatives, so when December rolled around last year I grabbed some resin and started making magnets! I didn’t get the best of photos of these little guys, so I probably should bug family for some updates. 😉

These four little guys were the first finished copies of this mold, although I had done a bunch of plaster casting prior to this. The plaster was having a lot of problems (this was before I perfected the mixture) and I figured the resin copies would be a safer alternative.

The metal ‘ornaments’ that they are magnet-attached to are the same metal disks you can see behind my Etsy magnets. I painted them with acrylics and sealed with a matte finish. I was playing around with christmas colors, but also trying to make them look like gas giants. If I had them to do over, I’d have used a metal primer instead of trying to work with the gesso. Even with my layers of finish they are prone to scratching. 🙁

Alas, I have lost my art notebook (Volume I) so I’m not sure what colors I used, although I can guess for most of them. Notes on materials are below each horse and I’ll update them when I find the book.

Bay Overo War Pony Magnet Ornament
#1

Medium: Liquitex Gesso, FolkArt (), Apple Barrel Acrylics (20504 Black, 21386 Arbor Green), Ceramcoat (0260 Metallic 14k Gold)

Copper and Bronze Magnet Ornament
#2

Medium: Liquitex Gesso, FolkArt (666 Antique Copper, 2900 Cardinal Red), Apple Barrel Acrylics (20504 Black, 21386 Arbor Green), Ceramcoat (0260 Metallic 14k Gold)

Silver and Gold Magnet Ornament
#3

Medium: Liquitex Gesso, FolkArt (2900 Cardinal Red), Apple Barrel Acrylics (20504 Black, 21386 Arbor Green), Ceramcoat (0260 Metallic 14k Gold)

Purple and Blue Magnet Ornament
#4

Medium: Liquitex Gesso, FolkArt (654 Metallic Amethyst, 670 Metallic Blue Pearl, 2900 Cardinal Red), Apple Barrel Acrylics (20504 Black, 21386 Arbor Green), Ceramcoat (0260 Metallic 14k Gold)

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