It's been awhile, we've been doing a Kitchen Re-Make and it takes a great deal of time and thought....I'm glad to see light at the end of the tunnel.
But Spring has finally arrived, the birds are all a-twitter, and Feathers are on my mind.
When I saw Kristin's laser-cut Feathers I knew I had to play with them. They are so beautifully designed!!!
Find them here at:
This one is probably my favorite, but I love them all.
I start with a base-coating the chipboard with Heavy White Gesso. I paint a whole batch of pieces at one time to make it easier later.
Then I add layers of paint made by mixing Finnabair's Soft Gloss Gel with her gorgeous Mica Powders.
I start with dipping my brush into the Gel and then picking up the Power from the jar with the brush. Mix them on your craft sheet or a piece of left-over packaging. It dries rather quickly, so I only do one color at a time.
You can add more than one layer and blend colors.
Here you see how I added colors over the top of others and outlined the Feathers with a black Sharpie pen to create contrast and make the colors pop....as they say.
I wanted to try my Finn's Glass Glitter on one of the Feathers, so I brushed on more Gel and sprinkled different colors of Glitter, one color at a time, onto the Feather. I think it turned out pretty cool!
The Feathers come in different sizes and can be cut from Masonite and chipboard. So check out the links and get to work!!!
Products from RCAG:
Finnabair-Art Basics-Heavy White Gesso
Finnabair-Art Basics - Soft Gloss Gel