Sunday, August 2, 2015

Don't forget to fly

 Hi Everyone,
Jess here today with a Peter Pan inspired wall decor piece.  With the new movie Pan coming out soon I thought this would be a perfect time to make a little something with feathers and Tinkerbell.


Ok. Here comes the tutorial.  There are a ton of pictures today.  
 Take your chipboard base and cover it with a couple layers of gesso.  Once the gesso is dry I sanded it a bit to remove the tooth.  I then used white paint and a stencil in random patches all over the chipboard.  While the paint was drying I placed bits of washi tape on the base. 
 When the paint was dry I used several brown inks to color the gesso.  The paint acts like a resist and you can easily see the pattern.  

I then used watered down black acrylic paint and flicked it all over using a paint brush.  
I used the flowers from the Girl Rub Ons to finish the base of the background.


To make my feather I used a paper wrapped wire stem typically used for floral design.
 I trimmed the wire to about 13 inches and then folded it almost in half.  I twisted the ends together and then glued it on my Wedding Cut Out Cardstock.
I cut the paper into 4 even pieces.  I used one piece for the bottom of the feather and the second for the top.  I tried this a couple different ways.  The first time i glued the paper and put the wire on top.  The glue spread too much and made it too difficult to cut correctly(it didn't have he feathery look I was going for).  The second time I put a bit of glue on my fingers and just rubbed it all over the wire.  This kept the glue where I needed it and kept the two pieces of paper together.  I set the feather aside to dry for about an hour.
Once the feather was dry I traced a rough feather shape out.
I trimmed the paper and then snipped all the way around the edges right into the center where the wire is.

I colored the feather using various ink sprays and shimmers.
The bottom exposed wire is wrapped in the same washi tape I used on the chipboard base.
The feather is topped off with some green jute and a smidgen of Leafy Green Straw.
I printed a quote from JM Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, on plain ivory cardstock.
I inked and smudged the print a tad.  A tiny Tinkerbell charm adds a bit of whimsy to the piece.
Three Forest Brown Mini Dew Drops help draw your eye around the piece.
A big fluffy bow made out of silk sari ribbon completes the wall hanging.
I hope you try to make your own feathers.  I made a brightly colored one too using the same technique and it is awesome! 
Thanks for checking it out and don't forget to pop by my blog to see what else I have been up to!
Jess



8 comments:

Colleen said...

Such a fun project, love the end result.

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Wow Jess! Your feather is amazing! It goes perfectly with the whole project, and I love Peter Pan :)

Tonya said...

Agreed! Love the feather too! Your project rocks!

Stephanie Govea said...

Beautiful!!!

Cindy Brown said...

I'm in love with your Feather TFS

Peggie Sue @ Maxx and Boo said...

Been waiting to see your feather post!! Such an inspiring project!

Betsy Skagen said...

Love this feather, love this project!

Bev Code said...

amazing tag.. stunning .. and great techniques

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