Monday, April 29, 2013

Gold Feather Tutorial

One of my favorite trends right now is using gold on pages! I have recently bought gold ink, gold pigment, gold markers, gold glitter and gold glitter paper. Love them all! Not too long ago, I created a page for the Crate Paper blog blending my love of gold with another fun trend - feathers.  Here's the result.

 To make the feather, I started off with some DIY paper. I cut it into two pieces.
 Next, I used a gold pipe cleaner as the spine. I adhered it to one of the leaf cutouts.
 Using a glue stick, I adhered the other cutout on top of it and flattened it out so that the 'spine' would show.
 Next, I just cut along the edges and then I used my fingers to ruffle it up and give it some texture.
 Finally, I made a mixture using gloss medium and Pearl Ex gold pigment powder. I brushed it onto the leaf.
 Here's the final result!
 I added some wood veneer stars that I painted with the gold mixture, too. They turned out really sparkly, though it's hard to tell in this photo.
 I embellished the page with some glittered elements from DIY Shop as well as some goodies from the Maggie Holmes line.
 And here's a close up of the feather on the page.
Well, that's about it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.


~amy~ said... it! I'm a huge fan of metallics...thanks for the tut!

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautifully detailed! Love the gold!

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous layout, Anabelle!

Romy said...

That feather looks fabulous and it is such a gorgeous accent on this beautiful page!

Ella Swan said...

Yum, yum, yum!! What a gorgeous feather - clever!!!

Valerie said...

Oh, I love this. Thanks for sharing.

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Really very nice..

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Gorgeous layout, Anabelle! very nice