January 27, 2013

Pin Test : Decoupage Peacock Feathers

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decoupage peacock feathers

This craft was at the top of my "to do" list for quite awhile. I found some great peacock feathers at a garage sale (I'm completely hooked on garage sale-ing. It's a problem. If there was a Garage Salers anonymous,  my hubby would certainly make me join). I came across the idea and went to town! 

Step 1: Pour a glass of wine (keep bottle close for trouble shooting)

Step 2: Gather supplies. I used a 12 by 24 canvas, acrylic paint, spray adhesive (optional), paintbrushes, Mod Podge, and of course, the peacock feathers. 

Step 3: Once you've decided on your background color, go to town! Paint the canvas any way you like. I used a piece of cardboard to drag some lines down the canvas once it was painted. It gave it more of a weathered look. Let the canvas dry (aka pour another glass of wine and crank a fan on the canvas).

Step 4: Figure out the best placement for your feathers. It looks nice to wrap them over the sides a bit. I used a spray adhesive to mount them but you could skip this step and go straight for the Mod Podge.

Step 5: Using a paintbrush or a foam brush, gently brush layers of Mod Podge over the feathers. Add additional layers of glue as needed. Don't worry if the glue is still white, it will dry clear.

Voila! Leave it in a safe place to dry and congratulate yourself on creating a beautiful new wall hanging!

I really do love this project. Peacock feathers are absolutely gorgeous to display. In retrospect, I would have used a background color that made them "pop" a bit more (turquoise?) and for a perfectionist such as me, they were a bit tough to glue just  right. I'd do it again, though! 

Time: 1-2 hours (depending on drying time and wine consumed)
Grade: B

Posted by Lil Sis on 1/27/2013


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