|This is for the birds|
I am so not that person.
I don't craft. I don't art. I do respect those people, but I am not them and anytime someone starts talking about crafts, my brain checks out. I mean, my idea of "crafty" is how I have yet to have to host Thanksgiving. Winning.
Anyways. I had a super lesson last night (recap later) and afterwards Courage was hot and sweaty and muddy and gross. Cue clipping time.
|He looks like a whole different horse|
I loved the stars and the clip style worked well for us at the time, but I had a whole new design in mind and Courage is working hard enough that a full clip isn't out of place.
So that's all fine and good. But at this point you're probably asking, "SB, that sounds an awful lot like a craft project. How do you get the stars to go on?"
I will tell you. It's easier than it looks and even I can do it.
|Crafters will probably make cooler designs|
Herein lies the entire secret.
I drew mine by hand on cardstock, which is what happens when you decide to clip at the very last minute.
Then you just use the masking tape to put them on the horse, and voila! Shapes!
|I don't love them as much as last year.|
I body clipped Courage with my set of Andis AGC two speeds. They also did the design work for me.
That's pretty much everything I used.
|Wait for it...|
I just masking-taped the stars on where I wanted them and clipped over/around them. Once I had the stars defined, I pulled the stencils off and finished cleaning up the area.
It does take longer than just clipping the hip like normal, but the stars make me happy every time I see them. It's worth it.
I love it.
I'm a very tidy clipper, so I meticulously got all the lines out. In a couple days, it will look really sharp. Obviously, Courage is still growing hair right now, so I'll have to decide what to do next time I clip. I could keep the same design or try something new. :-D
PS You might wonder why I left his legs. I did them last time I clipped him and at the end of it, we both wanted to kill each other. I maintain that unless my horse is going to HITS with a good chance of being division champ in 3' on up, he will just have fuzzy legs because HELL NO.