There I was, logging in to create a rhinestone pattern online via ScanNCut Canvas and I spotted a few new to me projects on the home page. Recently I had been discussing with my daughter Rebecca how she wanted some kind of feather décor for her wall in ‘her colors’ once I paint it the new minty green color. I spied a feather project that seemed just right – except I wasn’t sure I had a good place to hang something like the original… so I improvised.
If you’re a regular reader of my blog (thank you!) you already know – but I always disclose that I am a paid consultant for Brother, however all ideas, projects, and opinions are 100% my own. The ScanNCut and I are BFF’s and I love sharing projects using it!
First of all – yay, thank you, and wow to Brother for consistently adding to the projects available free of charge on Canvas. Not just the exact size/cut files needed but also PDF instructions and often even a video how-to as well. So much added value for my ScanNCut machine which I already get a ton of use out of as it is!
When I see one I really want to make I immediately download it, as I don’t want to forget or lose track of where it was since new ones are added regularly.
Second: I want to remind you that whenever you’re inspired by a project you can take it and make it your own! On the PDF file instructions it showed the feathers being tied with string in the way I used (using needle/making holes) so I took that inspiration. It also suggested vellum which I found to be a wonderful medium to use on this project. Other than that though, I just used my own ideas, colors, and inspiration to create something just right for me. Or should I say, for my daughter!
Here is the video tutorial for this project.
I adore how this turned out – quite honestly I was sitting here in the studio wishing I could budget a trip to the craft store (and knowing I could NOT) and this project inspired me to look around at what I had at home, and what I could do with supplies on hand.
The girl who requested this wreath? Well she is absolutely delighted by the results!
My favorite part is the gold thread. I love making messy tangles with thread as an accent to a project – it adds so much texture and detail! One thing you didn’t see in the video is I flicked this project with gold mist. I like the added “mess” that created it was an after the fact addition. Sometimes after a project sits a while I just think “oh wait! it needs…” and that’s ok too! No rules that say the creative process must all be completed in one sitting for a project.
I hope I’ve inspired you to create a little something of your own. I know I’m inspired to try my hand at a seasonal wreath or two (in a larger size even) and see what I can come up with.