5 Feather Crafts & Designs for DIY Lovers

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Feather crafts are trending! We’ve shared 5 of our favorite craft activities: quill feathers, dreamcatchers, watercolor, ornaments, plus DIY designs for your journal or canvas.

White Quill Feathers

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We have these white feathers in two sizes, small duck quill feathers and the longer quill feathers. We colored them with Crayola markers, then brushed them with water to blend the color onto the feathers. Let it dry, then you can add some details with fine point markers. You can also add sticky gems. You can also make gold dipped feathers and use them to create a DIY dream catcher mobile like the one above from Honest to NodContinue reading

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Watercolor Art Project – Tips & Techniques

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watercolor art starters

Watercolor Art Starters

One of the most popular craft activities right now is watercolor painting! S&S craft expert Crafty Kate specifically designed our new Watercolor Art Starters to appeal to a broad range of ages and abilities. The pack comes with 4 different timeless designs; feathers, seashells, ice cream, and flowers. Each design is printed lightly in a soft grey ink to look like a pencil sketch drawing. That way you don’t have to start with a “blank canvas”, but can have the flexibility and fun of personalizing it with different colors and styles! They are printed on 8″x8″ watercolor paper, and the finished craft can be framed easily.

Watercolor Supplies:

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Diffusing Watercolor Masterpiece

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This is the perfect art therapy project. Art therapy is a way of utilizing the creative process of art and also having a low barrier to entry. Art therapy can benefit a wide spectrum of disorders, diseases, and disabilities and can be especially beneficial to anyone who is not able to express themselves using words.

The Diffusing Water Color Masterpiece project was thought up by our very own Crafty Kate.

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Materials:
Permanent Marker
Color Diffusing Paper
Liquid Watercolor
Watercolor Trays
Paint Brushes
Plastic Gloves

Use the permanent markers to sketch out your design directly on to the diffusing paper. We used black marker, but if you want, you could experiment with other colors. The drawing can be quick and abstract, perfection is not the goal here. Think of this as a fun experiment to simply play with materials. Continue reading

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