I read Miss Mustard Seed's blog post about her re-doing her rocking horse awhile ago and kept the vision in my head. This week while at a thrift store I saw a ceramic rocking horse and immediately thought of MMS rocking horse.
I wanted to paint it with milk paint and make it chippy. I mixed up MMS Ironstone milk paint and started to paint.
After one layer:
I wanted a grey to show throughout the chippiness so I mixed up some grey gesso and painted the horse. I like gesso because it dries quickly and is thick and I wanted to cover the stars and stripes on the saddle.
I layered the horse with many coats of MMS Ironstone and then I had to take my daughter to swim practice so I was not able to see how it dried. The next day when I looked at the horse it was not chippy but very crackled. I love how it turned out but was going for a chippy look.
|I did get some chippiness on the wooden parts!|
I think it looks much better now!
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