Stamped & Dipped Feathers

by leanneja on January 23, 2013 · 4 comments

in Crafts,Decorating,Valentine's Day

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I’ve been seeing so many projects with feathers lately so I started thinking about what I could do with them for Valentine’s Day. I had an idea of stamping or writing on them and then I saw an article in Country Living magazine where they stamped them so I gave it a try. I love how they turned out! I raided my craft stash and came up with these supplies. The only purchase I made were the feathers.

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So the super simple tutorial is that you simply stamp the feathers. I stamped the paper first and as you can see the stamp is a lot lighter on the feather so don’t be afraid to load it up with ink. But I do love the softer look of the stamp on the feather.

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Then I decided to dip the ends in acrylic paint. I simply dipped them in the bottle and made sure all the sides were covered then tapped off the excess. They took a few hours to dry completely. I thought of glittering them too, which would be really pretty.

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While stamping the feather try to get it to lay as flat as possible and stamp evenly. As you can tell here, the right side of the wing didn’t stamp all the way. Also make sure you have paper covering your hard stamping surface. Some of the ink seeped through in places.

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I used a combination of stamps I had available then placed them in different bottles and vases to display. Just raid your house for containers. The feathers are so light, you can use almost anything.

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These 2 are probably my favorite because of the sentiment. I used single alphabet stamps to stamp the letters and really like the imperfection of them.

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I love how the feathers go perfect with my feather topiary from a few yeas ago. Most of my Valentine’s Day decor will be from previous years but I will be adding a few new projects to change it up a little.

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What do you think about feather stamping? Will you be giving it a try?

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Kari January 23, 2013 at 9:18 am

I absolutely love it! I have never thought to stamp feathers before but it turned out fabulous!

Kari
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the cape on the corner January 23, 2013 at 12:53 pm

i love this! i just got that magazine, and thought this would be easy to recreate, if one had stamps and feathers. this one doesn’t, but at least you’ve given them a run for their money!
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Melissa Chico March 10, 2013 at 10:41 pm

where did you purchase the stamps?

Abi Makes September 4, 2013 at 5:24 am

this inspired me to make some stamped feather art – pics here http://abimakes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/stamped-feathers-watching-over-you.html

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