Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's Coming Up Feathers Around Here

I saw this tutorial on making feathers and I just had to play. Its from a blog called Todolwen.  If you look on her sidebar she has lots of other fun tutorials that you might want to check out.  I just love it when I find things like this on the net.

On this first one I  followed the instructions and made one out of old music pages. I couldn't make just one so on the next one I started experimenting.

I made the feather smaller and added some stamping ink and tried to make it look like a real feather. I didn't use the template, just drew a feather and I think it turned out fine.

Then  I made another striped feather and added some circle with white gel pen to make it look like a great horned owl feather.

Then I went for color, this feather is made with old book pages and then I added stamping ink in several colors.

Then I tried a red one.  This is from music pages and its much smaller than the others.  I had a tiny piece of wire left that I wanted to use up.

Here are all the feathers I made. When you see them all together you can see the different sizes,  The first one I made I doubled the wire like in the instructions but in all the others I used a single strand of wire and it worked out fine. These are so easy to make and can be addicting, I am not sure what I will do with them all but they are fun.


  1. I keep thinking of the Emily Dickinson Poem, "Hope is a thing with feathers"... fits perfectly, doesn't it?

    I think I will get addicted, too. So grateful I found you via Creative Every Day!

  2. Kate, I love your feathers and how you personalized them. I saw that tutorial, too but I haven't done any yet. After seeing how beautiful yours turned out I may have to try them.

  3. beautiful! i'm sure you will find a way to place them in your journaling and / or artwork.

  4. I too love them, Kate. How creative! xoO

  5. Love them ! Just imagine the bird that they fell from...

  6. They look so effective - love them!

  7. They're really pretty. They would be great embellishments on wrapped gifts instead of a plain bow.


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