I love feathers of all sorts. Pictured with this card are two of my feathers: red-tailed hawk and in the little round clear box, an Anna's hummingbird feather. My brother gave both to me, he is even more avid about feathers. They're hard to find; when you look for them, you won't find them. I believe he was given the hummer feather. How could you ever find one of those?? And, I guess it is illegal to pick up feathers of any kind. Or maybe it's just endangered birds or eagles.
The embossed background was my 'brayer off' from using the Sparks paint on the gel plate. I used a scrap from another gel print for the straight pieces of the sketch, this one using baking soda, coffee and DOx sprays. The feathers were cut from an AI piece, the gold paper and another random background piece. Instead of the oval for the sketch, I used some wire.
According to studies, we have many less birds than we used to have in the States. How sad that is...
Date: Friday, October 4, 2019 GMT Views: 541
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 104554
Fri, Oct 04, 2019 @ 11:34 AM
Oh my, look at that tiny little feather! It's so sweet. Your inky ones are even more eye catching - though it's a close tie between them and the wonderful texture in your gel print strips. I was looking at that ef the other day, trying to figure out how to make more room in my box, but knowing that if I did get rid of it, I'd regret it because I'd see some card using it wonderfully - like this one!
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 9262
Fri, Oct 04, 2019 @ 4:03 PM
This is stunning, and we share a love of feathers and birds. I have two pairs of hummers that are always in my yard and let me get very close to them. Now i have to start looking on the ground for a feather. I love all the texture that you have used on this beautiful card.