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Sketch of the day no 293: Dreaming of a better place. Lilo and dandelion #ART

Dreaming of a better place. Lilo and dandelion
Dreaming of a better place. Lilo and dandelion

This one is for those born in the year of the horse 🙂

Sketch of the day no 265: Lilo and peonies on the theme of Chinese New Year

Lilo the horse
Lilo the horse

Gong Xi Fatt Choy! Happy Chinese New Year xx

Sketch of the day no 263: The Bulan animal farm wishes you all a prosperous, happy and healthy new year

Kong xi fatt choy 2014
Kong xi fatt choy 2014

This coming Chinese New Year  brings in the year of the ‘wood’ horse.

Prediction by Suzan Levit

‘The Wood Horse year is a time of fast victories, unexpected adventure, and surprising romance. It is an excellent year for travel, and the more far away and off the beaten path the better. Energy is high and production is rewarded. Decisive action, not procrastination, brings victory. But you have to act fast in a Horse year. If you are not 100% secure about a decision, then don’t do it. Events move so quickly in a Horse year that you don’t want to gallop off in the wrong direction.’

Sketch of the day no: 260 and how to make Papier-mâchĂ© Horse

Horse papier-mâché
Horse papier-mâché

This is the second Papier-mâchĂ© animal that I made. This was a collaboration with my friend Sue Tan. If you remembered I made the duck earlier and now this is the horse. These were made for our good friend’s birthday.

Step one: Outline the shape of the horse on cardboard with a market pen

Step two: Cut out the shape of the horse and glue on some sticks to support the legs, making sure you leave an extra inch at the end of the legs.

Step three: Make the glue. We used flour and warm water mix in a bowl.

Step four: Cut out strips of newspaper. Dip the newspaper in the glue and wrap around the cardboard horse until it takes shape. This part is quite tedious but worth the patience as the form is build up.

Step five: Cut out wrapping paper or whatever you want as the final layer. We used Chinese New Year packets.

Step six: Let the horse papier mache dry completely

Step seven: Use lacquer or varnish to seal the horse. You may need a few coats.

Step eight: Make a stand out of styrofoam and cardboard. The internal sturcture is a piece of styrofoam I found from my old computer box. I then covered it with cardboard. Punctured holes in the top of the cardboard stand and slot the horse sticks in it. Use glue to secure.

Et Voila! The final product ;p

Papier-mâché horse finished
Papier-mâché horse finished
Papier-mâché horse and duck
Papier-mâché horse and duck

I had to redo yesterday’s horse sketch because my friend didn’t like it. So here it is version 2 just for you SUE TAN ;p

Chinese New Year Horse
Chinese New Year Horse

 

Sketch of the day no 259: Chinese horse and peonies

Horse
Horse

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