I’ve always loved the idea of painting fake feathers, and with festival season underway it seemed like the perfect time to do it. I originally thought of these purely as decorations but then it occurred to me that they’d be a great finishing touch for a festival outfit. This is a great activity to do outside on a warm sunny day, and once you start it’s slightly addicting!
What you need: fake feathers, paint (I used acrylic paint), and a paint brush.
I got this paint from Utrecht and I love it.
I added a little bit of water to the paint before applying to the feathers, and they absorbed the paint almost like watercolor. I love the way the colors bleed into each other.
After the entire feather was covered I added some dots and lines with white paint.
Get as creative and colorful as you want with the feathers!
I wanted to add in some of the smaller brown feathers to my arrangement, so for those I kept it simple and painted them in colorful ombre shades.
Arrange your feathers on a wall as beautiful spring artwork!
Another idea: Stick one in a fedora for an awesome festival look.
You can also use jewelry wire to attach a feather to a bag as a cute, boho charm!
Bag pictured: Diamond Stud Crossbody.
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