Hi, today I thought I'd try something fun, funky and surprisingly fast - colouring feathers with my Copic Markers to create a clean and simple thank you card! As it turns out the most difficult thing about this, was finding the white feathers. Apparently the regional area I live in has a feather shortage, I searched every $2 store in the town and no white feathers to be found anywhere. Every other colour under the sun was available - but no white...
Finally, I had to buy a feather necklace from Lovisa to get them - as for the colouring the feathers, it was so much easier than I thought it would be and rather a lot of fun. I'm thinking of adding mini rhinestones next time I do this - what do you think?
You Will Need:
- Copic Markers: RV17, V09, B16, V17, BG13, BG57 & BG75
- Kirarina Wink Pens: Candy Set
- Molotow One4All Paint Pen EF 2mm nib
- X-Press It Double Sided Tape
- Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays: Tea Pot Purple & Time Travel Teal
- White Feathers (necklace from Lovisa)
- X-Press It Blending Card A4
- Ink Pads:
Archival - Royal Purple & Aquamarine and
Delicata - Golden Glitz
Begin by cutting some of the X-Press It Double Sided Tape to size and trim the ends to fit the feathers, stick a piece of tape onto the back of each feather. This provides a little extra strength and stops the feather splitting as you work on it.
Using a variety of Copic Marker Colours, carefully colour each feather - I varied my feather colours but used the same process on each.
Begin by adding BG13 - use the Copic Marker to create a chevron pattern. Try to work in the direction of the feather - it's much easier!
Add some V09.
Use BG57 to begin smoothing out the colours by adding this colour between and over some of the previous colouring.
Finish colouring with BG75 - you can leave some white space if you like.
Once the feathers are coloured to your satisfaction, it's time to add some metallic glitz with the fabulous Kirarina Wink pens and Molotow paint markers - I added dots, stripes and even coloured some of the tips on my feathers.
To create a background for the feathers, stamp some text on the bottom of your white cardstock - I used purple and aqua inks with a little Delicata Golden Glitz over the top.
Add a few splashes or drips of Starburst sprays and dry with a heat gun/embossing tool.
Remove the backing from double sided adhesive tape on your feathers and press carefully and firmly onto your card front. Your finished card should look a little something like this.
I can think of all sorts of uses for these Copic coloured feathers now that I've finished this - I think I might make myself a pair of earrings next!
What do you think - should I add rhinestones for a little extra bling