Friday, August 1, 2014

Propgress

At any given time, I may have as many as a dozen projects on my work desk.  
I've been a little stuck in regards to tack this week, so yesterday, I decided to tackle one of the lingering prop projects.
Do you know what they are yet?
They're elevated platforms for an Egyptian Dancing Horse contest/exhibition
These aren't equal to the work of the hobby's best prop artists, but they're nice and solid and good enough for my purposes.  I can't wait to add them to Rune's Dancing Horse set-up.
Ah...  That was fun.  Now it's back to tack!

37 comments:

  1. I automatically thought coasters! Lol!

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  2. Oh that looks neat! Rune will look great with it I'm sure, can't wait to see the setup all together! :)

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    1. that horse is breath-taking! is he yours??? ~megan mankevich

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    2. Not sure which horse you're referring to. The horse in today's post is Gizette. She is a Stacey Tumlinson Gizelle resin customized and painted by Tiffany Purdy. She was my third Purdy horse and the first that was made specifically for me. One of the saddles pictured yesterday paid for her, but I can no longer remember which!

      Rune, the bay Indian Silver in the linked posts, also belongs to me. He's painted by Sommer Prosser and is a former NAN champion.

      :)

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    3. I bet that Purdy horse was painted by a certain someone!!!! ~megan mankevich

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  3. Pretty cool. Without the tops, they could also be used for a trail class.

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    1. My thoughts exactly when I first saw them! ;)

      -Kelsey Roe

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  4. oh my badness(goodness)!!!!! those are so cool!!! how did you make them???PS:i said badness because im no good!!!haha! ~megan mankevich

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  5. So in this instance...would that be a prop for a horse, or a horse for a prop? :) heheh

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  6. Also, despite the many times i've seen that arabian shown on this blog, I get swept away by his depth of color everytime!

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  7. I looked at the first picture forever soaking in the color of that horse!

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  8. the title is so genius!! prop-gress... I love it!!! ~megan mankevich

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  9. I learn something new all the time on this blog. I never knew they dance on platforms.

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    1. I never knew that either!
      This blog is interesting AND educational.
      : )

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  10. The design on the platforms are simply gorgeous! I say it ranks highly enough to win against other prop-makers!

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  11. Just the mention of your beautiful boy Rune makes me drool... I've said it before and I'll say it again (and again and again) Rune is my absolute favorite in your stable!

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    1. Rune has his own fan club, and I think you might be the president.

      :)

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  12. This horse is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!
    ~Saraht17

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  13. Such a pretty horse! :)

    -Kelsey Roe

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  14. That horse is super yummy!!!!
    -reflectingstars

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  15. What did you use for the patterned section? Is it tile or printed paper mounted on wood? Or something completely different?

    Lindsay M.

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    1. It's paper (cardstock) mounted on paper (more cardstock) then glued in place and covered with many layers of Mod Podge. James told me that I should have painted my own pattern and using paper this way was cheating. I disagree. This was easy and the final product looks great.

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    2. When it looks that good, you can't be wrong!

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  16. Neat. I can't believe it's just cardstock, it looks really durable and vibrant. I can't blame you for using the cardstock and I certainly don't think it's cheating. I would think you'd go crazy trying to paint that pattern over and over.

    Lindsay M. (who couldn't figure out how to reply to a comment. Sorry)

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  17. I have to second the whole cardstock thing. I seriously thought it was some sort of wood with a picture stuck on. Never would have guessed that it was that simple!

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    1. I think perhaps I wasn't very clear. The prop itself is made of bass wood, but the decoration (everything in the second picture minus the horse) is paper.

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  18. Those look great, Jennifer! Very eye-catching, thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see Rune's new set-up!

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  19. That glossy palo cleveland bay! Ooooooooooooo *drools*

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  20. In LOVE with Rune!!! These look amazing!

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  21. I really need to make these for my latest dancing horse...oh wait maybe I should make the horse first so I don't put the prop before the horse!

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