Horsing around - Mixed Media Place

Good evening blog people! Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Today I'm horsing around with these little creatures I created for Mixed Media Place! Which one is your favorite? Don't make up your mind just yet, let me introduce them first.

Some time ago we were going through kid's toys and sorting them. Some of the ones they didn't play with anymore, went into a fleamarket pile. But when I was taking those out, I noticed the little plastic animals. There were elephants, big cats like lions, but also horses. So I grabbed those horses and a donkey from the bag and decided to transform them into fairytale animals.

First, I gathered my metal embellishments, some resists shapes and also little roses on my craft table and went through the metals in order to find the ones small enough to fit on the horses. Most of the lovely metal pieces were too big but I did find some that were just what I was looking for.

I created different moods to every horse. There's the girly, flowery one...


... then the flying mystical Pegasus...


... and also the little steampunk style donkey.

To emphasize the moods even more, I used different colors in every horse. First, I treated them all with gesso and then used Glimmer Mists to color. I misted multiple layers in order to have stronger color. I finished painting the creations with some flicks of mists and also doodling with PITT pens and a white Sharpie.

The horses still needed something - their manes and tails! The pink one got its parts from a small, flowing feather. The little donkey got a mohawk from a paperflower and the turquoise Pegasus got its look finished with two kinds of thread.

They were so fun to make! And the best part was that I already found new homes for them. The blue Pegasus traveled to Ireland to the master herself and the little brown donkey was adopted in Poland and now lives in the gentle care of the lovely Eliza. We still have the pink one in our home. She grazes in the window sill and gazes upon the rising sun accompanied by a Phoenix and occasional lady on a canvas.

Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you a pleasant weekend!

Supplies from Mixed Media Place:


Materials: Talens, Tattered Angels, Prima Marketing, Tsukineko, Design Memory Craft, Ranger, 7 Dots Studio, Sharpie, Luminarte, Kreinik


  1. Are you kidding me?!?! Seriously awesome!

  2. Wow....these are amazing Riikka! They are fabulous! I loooooove the blue one...but they are all stunning! ;-)

  3. WOW! I would never have thought to re-cycle kids toys. Clearly I don't have that kind of insight... I like the little donkey cause she has a V on her.. so we must be kindred spirits... I can be a bit of an ass sometimes. You are so clever.


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