Patriotic Funky Chicken
Sometimes you just gotta let your funk fly.
I haven’t done anything with albums since I made my snowmen signs last year, but my pile of vinyl has been calling.
A couple coats of tan paint created the background and then a line traced horizontally across the record, just above the center formed the top of the chicken’s body.
With the area above the line masked off, I stenciled white paint to fill in the body.
Masking off lines, I was able to stencil 5 red stripes. I also painted a triangle shaped beak using a yellow/gold paint.
The wing and the tail feathers were cut from aluminum beverage cans.
To give them a texture, I rolled them through my cuttlebug before painting them.
They were attached with wire after I painted a rough brown outline around the record, along the stripes and around the beak.
I drilled a couple holes at the top for attaching a fabric hanger…
…and a couple of holes on the bottom for attaching wire chicken legs. The legs were painted yellow/gold.
A white paint pen was used for writing “Liberty”.
Lastly, I spattered the entire surface with blue and white paint.
I kinda like the way he turned out.