Mini Wooden Chunkies

These mini pieces all came about after coming across a piece of rectangular shaped wood inside a cigar box.  I have had ATC size wooden chunkies on my mind for a swap over at the PW Forum.  I should have a couple of those to show you soon.

Back to the cigar blocks; my sweetie cut the piece into three sections, so that each measure approximately 1.75 x 1.50 inches and .75 inches thick (4.44 cm x 3.81 cm, 1.90 cm thick) that’s  “Chester” on the right.

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The center pointy house is cut from the top of a survey stake, you can imagine my delight when my husband surprised me with that!  It measures 1.5 x 2.75 inches (3.81 cm x 6.98 cm).  The butterfly girl on the left is a piece of the stake turned the other way.  The little Paper Whimsy faces fit perfectly.  The door on the back of the mini stake house is also from PW.   I added the wings.

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A little fiddle factor involved, because of their size, but so much fun!   I sanded and gessoed them first.  One of my gessos is kind of runny and it worked well for this purpose.  I sanded again lightly and added inks and some stamping, along with some peeled napkin pieces and various bits of paper……..my mini village is beginning to take shape 😉

the backdrop is a weathered birdhouse that no one has ever lived in

28 responses to “Mini Wooden Chunkies

  1. OOOh Patty i love these so wonderful xxx

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  2. wonderful, wonderful…but i still love my prize best. 🙂

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  3. wow…I love these Patty !
    I especially love the way you make absolutely anything into a gorgeous work of art x

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  4. Terrific work, Patty!!!

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  6. You are always totally surprising me with your work! These are delightful and beautifully created

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  7. These are all stunning.
    So fabulous little blocks. Awesome.

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  8. These are so neat! I didn’t realize they were so small until I saw the quarter there for scale! A wonderful village it will be – definitely! You may even have a magical fairy living in that birdhouse soon 🙂

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  9. I like it!
    I love it!
    It´s a great work!!!!!!
    Hugs Tine

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  10. Oh my Patti .. I so love what you do with your wooden chunkies, these are soooooo gorgeous:)

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  11. Oh they are so tiny, but SO GoORGEOUS!!!

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  12. gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeou.. more more more and more.. we whant more!!!!

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  13. these are excellent what a great idea..thanks for your comment on my blog

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  14. as I think I always say, you’re a very lucky lady to have a husband so thoughtful (and willing to help with your craftiness 😉

    your chunkies are so beautiful, and I love the background you use for your pictures. I wish I had a space like this for mine! (but I don’t, so I settle for white).

    which reminds me I asked Claudio to make me a small lightbox… in january, LOL!

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  15. oh my Patty, these little gems really have that swoon factor!!! they’re so beautiful, this is one little town I’d love to be living in…

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  16. You really are amazing and can make something from just about anything. JJJ must have great fun fueling your creativity with bits and pieces along his way. I can’t wait to see what is next!

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  17. this will be one village where the people dont fight!! fantastic art

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  18. There’s something so endearing about tiny things!! These are all fantastic and I know what a labor of love working so small can be….especially in 3-D!! Beautiful work!
    Cheers,
    Gaye

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  19. I love these SO much!! (You might have guessed). My husband has been cutting me lots of house shapes recently – following an email conversation with Jean (did you see the one she did for our challenge?) You totally inspire me Patty….thank you.
    Hugs
    Linda x

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  20. Oh Patty, how adorable your DH is! I am loving your continued journey into wooden heaven – the chunkies are marvellous – eye-candy of the first order. They sing to my little Gipsy Soul and brighten the bells on my tambourine… =)
    xoxoxo

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  21. I love the little village idea!!! I’ll have to let you rummage thru the wood chunkies at my barn when you come!!!!

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  22. Oh I love your little chunkies. They are absolutely adorable.

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  23. Patty…

    Great name for your whimsical creations. Enjoyed meeting you at the Madison Mixed Media group…hope to see you again.

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  24. Hi There ~*~Patty! Trying to catch up a bit while at Mom’s….but her computer is sooooooo slow! I love these little chunkies and of course the house shape rocks. The whole look of them all is fantastic…from colors/media used, size all the way to the background you used in the photo. Very fun. Will catch up more once home!

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  25. Have I really missed so much here? You have been soooooo busy. I love these little wooden houses, it is you who first inspired me to try a block, you do a great job 🙂

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  26. These are just exquisite … Congratulations.

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