Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mrs. Chicken's Feet!

I thought I'd briefly share how Mrs. Chicken's feet were created.

I nailed two nails into this board and placed her clay feet onto them, feet up. Then we cut the bottoms out of the paper cup and hot glued the paper cup around the feet to create the mold....the clay around the bottom is to keep the plastic from leaking out. We poured the blue stuff (can't remember proper names!) around the clay feet and it dried very quickly, like extra extra firm tofu. :0 )

We sliced the mold so we could pour the plastic in and get out air bubbles and took out the clay feet. (This is the same process used to make plastic toys.) The plastic dries super quickly.

Open up the flap of the molds and out come the plastic feet.

They are a bit messy, with some air bubbles and missing toes.

But I fix that with another type of plastic (orange stuff) and a soldering iron and paint them yellow.

That's how you make chicken feet!

Tomorrow! 7-10 pm at the B1E Gallery, 6902 N. Glenwood Ave, Mrs. Chicken on Her Hill and Rosa Bianca Heirloom Eggplant on display! And if you can't make that you can come this Saturday, Jan 21st, 7-10pm! Thank you!

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