Wednesday, March 5, 2014

DIY Gold-tipped Feathers


I recently made a very exciting purchase -  a Silhouette Cameo. I have been wanting a cutter like this for a while so I did some research and decided on the Cameo bundle set from Amazon. Let me tell you... this thing rocks!!! I have only had it a few weeks but I have already made many projects.

Today's project was inspired by the gold-tipped feathers I saw on the One Kings Lane website. You find them here, here, and here.

The feather template I used was free from the Silhouette Online Store (every week they have a free pattern) All I needed for materials was cardstock from Michael's, gold paint, a paintbrush, thin wooden dowels, and my hot glue gun.


I created varying sized feathers on several colors of cardstock using the Cameo. After gently removing the feather from the cutting mat, I hot glued it along the wooden dowel for support and also as a kind of "stem" since I wanted to put them in a vase.




Next I added the gold paint. I did variations of dry-brushing, painting down the spine, painting only the tips, etc.


I like the mix of bold colors and metallic gold. These are good for accenting an arrangement, in a frame or shadowbox, or just on a canvas as I chose to display them.


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28 comments:

  1. Love these! At first I didn't know they were made from paper when I saw your photo on Instagram. So fun!

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  2. I did a double take since they looked like real feathers at first! The gold accent is so pretty!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Jewelry Giveaway!

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  3. Absolutely love these! Thank you for linking up to the Spring Mega Linky party!

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  4. and now i need one. seriously, you are inspiring!

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    1. You need a Silhouette Cameo or a feather? The feather I can do. The Silhouette is a little out of my budget ;-)

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  5. What a great cutting tool! These look fab!

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  6. These turned out so cute, I especially love the hot pink and gold! I keep seeing projects using that machine and it's really making me want one.

    Kristina does the Internets

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    1. I love it! It really is amazing the amount of projects you can make using it.

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  7. these are beautiful and so festive!!! They would look great at an outdoor bbq this summer!! Great craft! Susan

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    1. They would be perfect for that!! Thanks sweet lady!!

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  8. Ginger,

    Love this idea so much! Just pinned! Thanks for all the feather inspiration!

    Thanks!
    karianne

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  9. so cute, but man you have to have some patience to pull these off
    :)
    Brett

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  10. These are so fun and colorful! I just got a new apartment and am looking for bright colorful ideas, since the apartment is mostly white right now, and these would be great to make!

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  11. I think yours are better. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Love these fun gold dipped feathers! Thanks so much for linking up at our Link it or Lump it party!

    Amy @ http://www.delineateyourdwelling.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Amy! I enjoyed the link up and will do it again. Thanks for taking the time to visit.

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  13. These are too cute!!! I love the gold with all the colors. I am pinning these! :)

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  14. I actually love the way these look better than your inspiration pics! Thanks for sharing at Do Tell Tuesday, and I hope you have a chance to link up again this week! http://www.vintagezest.com/2014/03/do-tell-tuesday-15-with-features-50.html

    Diane @ Vintage Zest

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    1. Thanks Diane! I'm definitely linking up again!

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