Emu Feather Collage
spring. As I write this, I know many of us aren’t feeling the spring weather
yet, but it’s there. The grass is finally green and the trees are no longer just
bark. The luscious color is inspiring to me. I am always looking for ways to
bring color into my home décor. Today I share with you a project I made to
decorate my home, using emu feathers in a collage.
Using Diamond Glaze, attach flat back of 35mm lens to the decorative paper in an area of your choice. I usually choose a spot that has a design or detailed flowers, etc. Set aside to dry (15 minutes). When it is dry, attach the decorated 35mm lens to felt with Diamond Glaze. Again, set to dry for 15 minutes. Pick out your feathers so they are fairly similar.
The beads here are from a friend, Amber Dawn Goldish
(firstname.lastname@example.org). She hand makes these fabulous “glitz” beads and they
are perfect for this project. You can use fiber, rhinestone chain, and even
rolled polymer clay to cover the area between the lens and the feathers. Again,
attach the decoration with Diamond Glaze.
Fran Saperstein is a freelance artist, designer and writer who is always interested in sharing her artwork with others. Fran has been doing artwork her entire life and teaches in her local art stores and in stores throughout the United States. To see more of Fran’s artwork, please visit her site at http://www.elegantnotiondesigns.com. There you will see a list of Fran’s publications and a sample of some of her other artwork for sale and on display.