"Giraffe"~Paint Horse Style

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I am happy to share my scrapbook page showcasing the technique, "Giraffe" from the 4/10 Technique Junkie newsletter. The technique is called giraffe because it was actually intended to create spots for giraffe artwork (brown spots on gold paper), but I couldn't resist turning it into a paint horse project.

I chose to make this page using black and brown paper to match a greeting card size replication of a portrait I have of a family horse named "Minnie." Minnie and her baby were photographed and (color pencil) drawn by the fabulous equine artist, Suanne Wamsley. Her website showcases some spectacular equine artwork, sure to delight horse lovers everywhere! You'll find this piece of artwork for sale in a much larger size along with one other portrait of Minnie and her baby. So many more gorgeous horses portraits there, too!!

I generated the text on my computer for the title, "Dream In Color." The border stamp is from Taylored Artwork.

Thanks for looking!!

Kathie McGuire

Decorative Clips

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Scissors (or cutting tool to cut decorative paper)
Decorative paper (two strips) cut 3/8” X 3” (or to fit size of clothespin used)
Wooden clip style clothespin
Foam brush
Tacky Glue

Step 1: Apply a coat of ModPodge to the flat side of the clothespin with the foam brush.

Step 2: Press the paper onto the clothespin, making sure it adheres to the ModPodge in all areas.

Step 3: Smooth the paper along the top and edges to create a firm seal of the paper to the clothespin. Then, allow it to dry.

Step 4: Turn the clothespin over and repeat steps 1 through 3.

Step 5: Apply a generous coat of ModPodge on top of the paper, smoothing it as you paint it on. Then, allow one side to dry before turning it over and repeating on the opposite side.

Step 6: Turn the clothespin on its side and continue to apply ModPodge. This step will seal any small slivers or rough spots of wood for ease in handling. Allow to dry, then turn over and repeat on the opposite side.

Step 7. Glue embellishment to the clothespin with the white tacky glue. (It is not necessary to apply additional ModPodge on top of the embellishement.)