Ok. Here comes the tutorial. There are a ton of pictures today.
Take your chipboard base and cover it with a couple layers of gesso. Once the gesso is dry I sanded it a bit to remove the tooth. I then used white paint and a stencil in random patches all over the chipboard. While the paint was drying I placed bits of washi tape on the base.
When the paint was dry I used several brown distress inks to color the gesso. The paint acts like a resist and you can easily see the pattern.
I then used watered down black acrylic paint and flicked it all over using a paint brush.
I used flower rub ons to finish the base of the background.
To make my feather I used a paper wrapped wire stem typically used for floral design.
Once the feather was dry I traced a rough feather shape out.
The feather is topped off with some green jute and a smidgen of Leafy Green Straw.
I printed a quote from JM Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, on plain ivory cardstock.
Three Forest Brown Mini Dew Drops help draw your eye around the piece.
A big fluffy bow made out of silk sari ribbon completes the wall hanging.
I hope you try to make your own feathers. I made a brightly colored one too using the same technique and it is awesome!
What have you been crafting?