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« on: September 27, 2012 07:20:14 PM »

I never set out to make little creepy chicken houses I swear. I'm not typically the creepy sort of type. But this project went that way and I let my creativity take the wheel and I like it  Cheesy

I was very inspired by the recent little house swap as well as some other projects recently that featured little clay houses and wanted to give it a try. But of course, me being me, I couldn't just have it be a house, it had to have feet it told me. And those feet turned into weird little bird feet.

I didn't necessarily think to make it all dark and grunged up but after burning the clay when I forgot it in the oven (oops) that started the cogs turning to that direction.

Here they are burned, whoops.

So to further the effect I added more sponging of stamp inks, black, red, orange, brown....I think that's all there was.

And the feet were made of a garden variety wire I picked up in the craft store no doubt. I wasn't sure what to do with them but just couldn't stand the way they were sooo.....green. So I covered them in hot glue. And then gesso, acrylic paint, stamp ink...yeah. And then all was well.

Now they're ready to fly the coop! Or at least waddle away...
I'd love to hear your thoughts or comments! Thanks for looking  Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012 07:38:28 PM »

I love them!

There is a children's story, based on folklore, about Baba Yaga who has a house with chicken feet.


I know that Tomie dePaola has a book about her - the house runs away? I can't remember why.

I might have to try a few of these also - what a great little piece of art to abandon....

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012 07:40:47 PM »

Yeah I've had a lot of people say they're Baba Yaga's house. Definitely something that stirs in my imagination though I wouldn't say it directly inspired me. I think I just like to add feet to things  Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2012 05:25:21 AM »

They do look a little sinister. Make me think of the Chubb Chubbs. I like them very much.
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2012 06:46:57 AM »

creepy cute and ya when is saw them i too thought of baba yaga

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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2012 12:32:30 PM »

As Bob Ross would say...there are no mistakes; just happy accidents. 

I think burning the houses definitely qualifies as a happy accident.

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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2012 04:32:36 AM »

I like them! THey look kind of edible to me but maybe it's because that first photo looks like burnt cookies a bit :\ Either way...great job! They are very unique!

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