During yet another "fly by" blog assault last week I saw a fabulous project on my friend Rita's blog.
A lady/artist in Canada is collecting feathers(made ones lol) to add to a collaborative project she is working on
Well you know I can't resist joining in :D, so here are 2 feathers I have made to send her.
Following her suggestion, I used a real feather to get my outline and cut a thin card template...
I used the template to draw and cut out 2 feathers from slightly thicker greyboard...
added a thin coat of white gesso, and stated "blobbing" (yes that is a technical term) small ammounts of acrylic paint on them.
And "smooshing"...I like "smooshing"...
before adding a little definition with a black inktense pencil.
Next I applied a thin green glaze to the main background, and some rich yellow to the tips.
Couldn't resist a thin sheen of gold metallic...
so the feathers will shimmer as they move.
The quill part is highlighted with white acrylic topped with clear iridescent medium.
After adding ribbons (as requested), I couldn't send them in a boring envelope, so I used some of the left over paint and a PaperArtsy mini feather stamp to add a bit of glamour :D
If you want to help, Avoxtar needs the feathers in by 27th of this month.
I am using theses feathers for Paper Saturdays Challenge, and (since she started me off) Rita's A Piece a Week challenge
Enjoy :D XXX