Wednesday, June 2, 2010

DIY: Decoupage with Peacock Feathers

Wandering around the craft store feeling unispired, my crafty cousin suggested I try decoupaging with peacock feathers. "Can you do that?", I thought... Well apparently you can! If you want to give it a try for yourself, you'll need the following:

Canvas or wood block
Acrylic paint for the background
White glue or Modgepodge (I used white glue)
Foam paint brush
Peacock Feathers
Spray Polyurethane

1. Paint the canvas with a color that compliments the feathers. I chose a dark brown. Let dry.

2. Spread a thin coat of glue or modgepodge in the area you are going to attach the feathers.

3. Gently press the feathers into place, wrapping them around the edges of the canvas for an interesting effect.

4. Gently dab glue on top of the feathers. Repeat and let dry.
5. Spray with a coat of polyurethane to seal. Enjoy!


CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [03 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Anonymous said...

I love this! i am planning to decoupage a peacock feather onto my iphone case... keep fingers crossed it works fine!

swanndriggs said...

What a great idea. I can't wait to try this.

stefanie said...

Im thinking of doing this with turkey feathers, after boys hunt them and hang in the hunting room, hope it looks aswell as yours.

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very nice

Anonymous said...

i think ill try it on a frame, it would look cool on a frame around a mirror! but i first have to find a frame to use! thanks for the great idea!

Pamela Torres said...

So cool! I can't wait to do this!

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Dragonfly7 said...

Love it... I love peacock feathers I have loved peacocks and peacock feathers since I was a little girl and my Grandpa Leo used to raise them and he would always give me feathers to take home... :)

Kim Gray said...

Do I have to use polyurethrane or can I skip that and leave it, will the painting be fine without it? If not what could I use that is fairly inexpensive as a subsitute?

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Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!!! I have a India-inspired bedroom with peacock drapes and was looking for a way to add in some feathers i was given and this is perfect!

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saw this on pinterest and loved it...inexpensive DIY and love the nice chestnut background color.

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Anonymous said...

I have a bunch of feathers I have been storing for years so now I know what to do with them.

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Its brilliant! i will be doing this diy for sure! great pin!

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Anonymous said...

This looks sooo cool! I would love to try this because I'm obsessed with peacock feathers!!!!

jmospitty said...

I have recently come across my passion for peacock feathers and acrylic painting and after seeing your beautiful canvas I was dying to try this. With my version I painted a large rectangle canvas Matt black the got six very small canvases and painted each one a differant colour mixed with an iridescent medium to make it pearlescent then on each canvas I glues a single peacock eye feather then glued the small canvases in a straight line down the centre of the large black canvas. I hope you post more of your ideas I think your very creative :)

Anonymous said...

Love your adaptation!

Anonymous said...

Love, love,love this project. I have a question though. I am working with a collage of feathers. I noticed on your project that the feathers overlapped which makes this stunning. How on earth did you get them to overlap naturally? Spray them with an adhesive? I would love to hear from you on this matter. Beautiful work !! Sorry to be anonymous, can't figure out how to show my profile. ladywadefisher@yahoo.com aka Cheryl

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