How To paint on feathers - earrings, framed pieces, wall hangings....
Feather Painting is a really affordable and unique craft. You can use acrylic paint and go as detailed as you want. You can paint actual scenes or birds such as the video below, or you can create awesome wall decor. Check out this first video to get inspired.
These painted feathers can then be framed in a shadow box style frame by affixing the feather to a white background or other colored background in a frame. It takes a bit of practice to get used to this different surface but they are an alternative to a traditional painting. Something a little different.
Painted Feather Wall Decor
This one is a quicker way to paint and create original pieces of wall decor.
You can get most of the supplies online with Amazon, such as packages of feathers or specific feathers too below:
Another great wearable craft is earrings, but what will take this a step further is if you make them very unique.
A really good way to do this, is to do some feather painting on each one and then make them into earrings. This not only sets your apart from others, but these become a beautiful pair of wearable art.
I have found some great tutorial videos that can help you create gorgeous and unique pieces, especially if painting is your craft or hobby of choice. Why not think outside the box a bit more and come away from canvas and paper and feature your art onto 3D style surfaces.
It is best to use a tightly "knit" feather such as goose feathers or simply a feather that is more dense to make painting easier. You can even do some feather painting on larger ones to frame if you still want things that can hang on the wall to sell and frame them in shadow boxes.
How to Make Feather Earrings - Try painting on smaller feathers, and create some tiny miniature paintings. You will be surprised by just how well they stand out. If you want to know the mechanics of actually creating your works of art into earrings then check out the video below. You can get almost all the supplies at local craft stores but you can also go shopping online.
As jewelry makes a huge comeback and more and more jewelry makers shows up at craft shows, it is nice to have something that is just a little different. Try and create unique little paintings that don't take you days to do. It could be simply splattering colour onto white feathers or it could be more detailed. It all depends on the market you wish to reach the and price range you want to sell these in.
Feathers are HOT and you can get them in large supply, so have fun and add these to your paintings and other wearable art ideas. Try and display them well on a earring display board.
How to Make a Quick Feather Necklace
You can make the feathers as detailed as you want, but in this video she simply painted some gold leaf onto the feathers then created a necklace chain. You can create the chain or get one already to go for the dollar store or online. Feathers are pretty and look great as necklaces, following the wearable art idea.
You can have different sized feathers, but these fluffy ones seem to look the best in this project. The gold leaf is available online along with the jewelry supplies or "findings" as they call them.
Whether you create earrings, necklaces, bracelets or more, feathers are another wearable art style that you can sell at craft shows, or online as they are lightweight. Get inspired to try something a little different!
You only have a few seconds to attract potential customers at a busy craft show. Many people will do a quick once around and then come back and check out the ones they were interested in.
So, try to allow some time to display your products to get the best viewing. I remember not making any money at a craft show where I simply laid everything out on the table. As soon as I lifted them onto display cases and easels they were noticed and I made more sales. Display is everything at a craft show, so don't forget to invest in good display units, such as the above earring display.
If you were to showcase painted feather earrings and hang them on this unit they would show quite well. Just click the picture or the link and see all the affordable ways to display your crafts on Amazon.
Also check out other WEARABLE ART ideas and get started today
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