Mixed Media Origins Primitive Country Chicken Art

 Many of us are collectors. We have a love affair with the strangest of things or the most common of things. Some of us collect coins, stamps, dolls or books. But for CCB Crew Designer Donna of Memes Art, her mom collected roosters and chickens, tons of them. That is the reason she was inspired to create this wonderful home decor piece, a primitive country chicken in memory of her mom. Creating a piece the whole family can enjoy….We just love how Donna layered our latest papers, Mixed Media Origins with a wood pallet and paints…
donna chicken completed
When I first spotted the Mixed Media paper with the chicken I knew what I was going to do. I had to make it in memory of my mother. She LOVED roosters and chicken. It was beyond love as she had hundreds, yes I said hundreds of roosters and chickens. It became the joke in the family. She would have loved this one!
Materials Used
Step 1:  Cut you pallet slabs to size-i cut mine to approx. 24″ long. Cut two slats for the back of piece to adhere it all together. Cut 4 slats to go around paper as a frame. Approx. size is 16″ X 24″
donna step 1
Step 2:  Line up your slabs and drill holes to attach slats on back side, to hold piece together. I did this twice. Top and bottom.
donna step 2
Step 3:  Cut 12″ X 12″ birch wood for smooth surface to apply finished Mixed Media Origins paper to, attach using screws. Cut a 14 1/2″ wide shelf out of a pallet and attach using screws.
donna step 3
Step 4:  Paint entire piece using Decor DIY Paint Chamoise & Let dry. Using a watered down acrylic, brown, paint on and wipe off like you would do with a stain. This is optional. I wanted a more worn look.
donna step 4
Step 5:  Paint the chicken with the colors of your choice. I used fluid acrylics in the colors I liked, but you can use Glimmer Mist, acrylic paint, Copic Markers and other coloring mediums to color in your art, so many options here. Once dry, I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in some of the areas on the chicken to give it some glimmer.  The paper may seem to warp a bit, but no worries it loves water and will dry to a nice flat paper when all the water is gone, a little magic.
donna step 5
Step 6:  Once paper was dry I adhered it to the smooth birch board using Crafters Pick “The Ultimate” Glue. I then adhered the slats to frame the paper using the same glue.
donna step 6
Step 7:  Add hanger to back and Enjoy!
donna step 7
Adding colored paper or fabric to a palette is a great way to use your artwork to decorate your home or make a gift.
For more of Donna’s works visit her blog; Memes Art or her Instagram wall. Visit our blog often for more projects from Donna and for other creative ideas.
Happy Creating!!!!


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