We live and breathe horses around these parts – quite literally, as there are four of the beasts living in my barn right now. Surprisingly, we have very little in the way of equine ornamentation in our home though. The idea for this project came from my daughter and her grandma, who does beautiful wood carvings.
For this project I used the maximum thickness chipboard I could find, and cut, with my KNK Maxx. I set my speed to 100 and my pressure to 160. I also activated multipass and increased the cut to two times. I taped my chipboard to my mat, even though it was sticky, to ensure there wouldn’t be any skewing. In the end, I also turned my mat sideways so all of the pinch wheels made contact.
Chip is seven layers thick at the legs, so he has some depth. Once the pieces were cut and painted, I used a ruler to line up the legs so that the hooves were flat, and flush with the tail. These three pieces need to be very level for the horse to hold his stance.
I applied Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky glue with a paint brush to adhere the pieces together then let Chip dry overnight. My daughter felt he needed a display platform so we used an extra horse stall name plaque that was already painted green like grass.
Chip now stands guard at my daughter’s night stand. I think he will soon have a pink or white, and definitely sparkly, friend to keep him company there!
Click on Chip’s large finished photo to download the KNK file.