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Since ancient times, it was believed to find a horseshoe for luck. According to popular legend, the blacksmith, who had horseshoe the unclean, concluded an agreement with him: he does not enter the house where the horseshoe hangs with its horns down. Each house should have a talisman. Who else but he will protect the inhabitants from evil spirits? Keep peace, good fortune, prosperity in the house? But where will you find a horseshoe in the city now? So you have to take everything into your own hands. It should be noted that for the manufacture of amulets traditionally used natural (natural) materials. For example, burlap symbolizes abundance and prosperity, tree - the unity and strength of the family. I hope you get a lot of pleasure from the manufacturing process, and your relatives, friends and acquaintances - pleasant present. Charms are not made for themselves, they are made for others.

For work you will need:
- The basis of a rectangular shape (size 250x200 mm - depends on how you want to see your work). It can be cardboard, plywood or a ready-made photo frame;
- burlap, larger than the base by 10 mm on each side (270x220 mm);
- wooden glazing beads of figured shape (ordinary can be);
- paper napkins (any);
- furniture stapler;
- Acrylic paint in black and bronze. Acrylic black paint can be purchased in a bottle, anyway what - matte or glossy;
- glue gun or glue any, but not clerical;
- PVA glue, sponge, marker, small brush, scissors.

You will need to work

Stages of creating the painting “Horseshoe”
To start, prepare the basis. We tighten the rectangular workpiece with burlap, fasten with a stapler or glue.

prepare the basis

We attach glazing beads, previously measured and sawn at an angle of 45 °. For this we use glue (stapler or small nails).

We attach glazing beads

We prepare flagella from napkins. To do this, cut a napkin folded in half into strips of 10-15 mm. After wetting the hands with water or a sponge, we twist the flagellum. Let it dry. It will take 4-5 napkins, depending on the size.

We make flagella from napkins

Based on the panel, we draw with a marker a sketch of the horseshoe, for this, artistic abilities are not necessary. You can draw a sketch on a piece of paper and cut it out, and then circle it.

draw a marker sketch horseshoe

Using PVA glue, we spread the flagella in an arbitrary shape, starting with the contour. Here you can experiment, put the flagellum in a zigzag or twist a ring.

spread the flagella pattern

Fill the horseshoe space

We fill the space of the horseshoe as densely as possible. It's not scary if somewhere you need to use a short flagellum in the end this will give the product more charm.

Fill the horseshoe space

In places where the horseshoe was supposedly fastened, we imitate the fastening. You can twist a flagellum in the shape of a ring. In this case, we attach coins with a glue gun.

simulate mount

Let the product dry for 24 hours.
Apply black paint. This is best done on the street or balcony. Again, let the paint dry well.

Apply black paint

Apply black paint

Apply bronze acrylic paint gently, without taking a lot of material on the sponge, with light soaking movements.

We apply bronze acrylic paint

We apply bronze acrylic paint

That's all. The picture-amulet is ready. Good luck

Painting a horseshoe amulet

Painting a horseshoe amulet
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