Floral Zentangle Rustic Feathers
My lovely friends over at Walnut Hollow sent me these very beautiful wood feathers to play with! It isn’t any secret that I love owls, and by extension feathers, so I was super excited when I saw that they had added these great feathers to the store and I just had to have them. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them, and it’s been one of my favorite projects to date I believe! I can’t wait to show you my lovely floral zentangle feathers!
I love flowers almost as much as I love owls and their feathers. So I decided to combine the two! Using a pencil I free hand sketched bunches of random flowers all over the feathers. Sunflowers, tulips, flowers in the style of mandala, some repeating floral zentangle patterns. I just wanted to fill as much of the feather as I could.
Once I was happy with the design, it was time to burn it into the feather with my wood burner (also from Walnut Hollow, and the best wood burner ever). This was not a fast step. In fact, it took me roughly seven hours of burning to get both feathers done! But it was a huge labor of love, and worth every minute I think!
I absolutely love how they turned out!
Originally my plan was to burn the design in, and then paint the feathers in varying shades of turquoise, to match the other items I’m working on for the gallery wall they are intended for. But when the burning was all finished I couldn’t bear to paint over it!
Building a pallet board sign for the feathers to be mounted on, and painting that instead! Using several 3″ fence boards from Lowes, cut to size and glued together we created a sign.
Then the boards were sanded, and painted and the feathers were attached. I love that I could leave the feathers wood tone, and still stand out from the light colored wall!
I’m getting closer to finishing all of the stuff for the gallery wall, I can’t wait to get it all sorted out and hung above our piano.
I will share it with you when I finally finish the wall.
This spoon flower was also made for the gallery wall, you can see it here.
They also won me a trip to the amazing Michaels Makers Summit in California! Amazing, right? You can read about my awesome experience at the summit here: