I sculpted the basic horse head shape and then pulled at the edges a little where I was going to cut away the flowing mane. I scored it with the wire brush tool. (In the top photo.)
I baked the horse at this stage following the Sculpey package directions. After it was baked and all cooled down, I used metallic paint to fill in the mane.
After the gold paint was dry, I used 3 coats of Sculpey gloss. There is no more baking at this stage- you just let the gloss dry completely and apply the next coat. Super easy!
I think this could be really cute as a wall hanging, too. Anyway, I hope this sparks a little want for weekend crafting! Happy Thursday, friends!