The Feather Project

Do you remember my post from last week about starting to work at feathers for Yanik's project. They are finished and on their way to Canada now.

As I often do, I chose a different technology than suggested. That made my process pretty challenging. :)

At first, I just splashed and spritzed inks and acrylic paints onto pages from my kids' old school workbooks. Layer after layer.

I had 6 sheets going on at the same time, but didn't want to flood Yanik's project with my feathers. So, I chose 2 of them to draw stylized feathers on with a gold marker.

I selected 6 I liked the most, but, when I started to glue them down, they all started to scrunch and bleed.

Obviously, the very fluid acrylic varnish I used was not the best for this type of paper.

When the sheet was dry, I was happy to see, that most of the feathers looked still usable.

So, I grabbed my scissors ... only to discover, that the good heavy cardboard was too sturdy for them. And my punch turned out to be too weak for the job as well. :)

If I wanted to give my feathers any good chance to reach their destination in time, waiting until I get new supplies was not an option.

So my old paper knife and awl had to do the job.

At the very end, I refreshed the gold marker, inserted a fuzzy yarn into the holes, and sent them out to Yanik. I really hope they arrive in time :)

(Sorry for the poor quality of the images, but day light has been scarce here lately.)

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Besides: there is still time to join Yanik's project, if you would like. ;)


Harija said...


My Lyfe ; My Story
@MyLyfeMyStory ♥ ♥

Gina said...

OOOw these are just gorgeous!!! Don't you just love when things go wrong but turn out right :D XXX

Rita Juse-Cirkse said...

Thank you, Gina and Harija!

Giggles said...

These are a very happy inspirational they are wonderful and would make amazing tree decorations!! Good job!!

Hugs Giggles

Leah said...

Love how they came out!

Rita Juse-Cirkse said...

Thank you, Lea and Giggles!

lorik said...

These are really beautiful.... those golden lines are dazzling against the blue backgrounds.

Rita Juse-Cirkse said...

Thank you, Lorik!

Courtney said...

These are beautiful! I'm off to make a couple to send as well. Thanks for the great post and sharing the project!

Rita Juse-Cirkse said...

Thank you, Courtney! So happy I could inspire you! :)

suzi poland said...

Your feathers are so lovely. Sadly I am going to miss out on this project, it sounds so special.

Rita Juse-Cirkse said...

Thank you so much, Suzi! There will always be the next project, right?