Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Etceteras: painted feathers

Lately, I’ve seen some pretty painted feathers on Pinterest and other sites. The edges are painted in cheery colors and I love the effect. I mentally filed away the idea.

The other day, these two feathers were on our back patio. There were some smaller fluffy feathers flying around too so I’m guessing there was some sort of bird brawl. These feathers look like they’re from a Mockingbird which are common in our yard. Mockingbirds are pretty fierce and yes, they mock you if you try to shoo them away.

I gave these Mockingbird feathers a little makeover with metallic paint.

A piece of embroidery thread ties them together and a couple of glue dots holds them this mat board.

All framed up and ready to enjoy. You never know what’s going to land in your backyard.

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  1. They look beautiful, very creative!!
    I love your blog, I would love to see you in mine.
    Regards from Spain :)

  2. Beautifully executed! I have been collecting feathers for years as we hike in the woods. I have been just collecting them until an inspiration struck. Your presentation is very inspiring. And the photography is stunning.

  3. Wonderful painted feathers Carolyn, thank you for sharing, wanna do this some time :-) have a great day!!!

  4. What wonderful "found" artwork! My husband's hobby is watching and feeding the birds in our yard. I often find feathers, eggs, etc. This is a great idea of what to do with some of those finds. Thanks for the inspiration!


  5. So pretty! Once again you did something beautiful with natural elements ... I love it!

  6. Beautiful, Carolyn! I love this idea... pinning!

    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

  7. I have a big ole' feather fetish so this is right up my alley! Awesome idea and I think it turned out wonderfully.

  8. So simple and pretty; I love natural elements in the home and you've made them even more beautiful~

  9. love it they seem to be able to bring a story with them love the simplicity
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