Jess WWWIP Week 5

Jess WWWIP Week 5

Hey crafters!

This week for me was all about feathers and foam!

I started with the wing base I finished in Week 3 and began patterning foam pieces. Once I got a layout I liked, I chalked the pattern out on foam and got to painting.

I wanted to try and match the iridescence the rooster feathers have by layering different layers of acrylic metallic and matte paint on the foam. I got it to a color I liked and glued everything together!

Now that the large foam feathers are all assembled, it was time to lay my actual feathers! I started with my longest feathers (12-16 inches).

To lay feathers, you must first cut the quill so you don’t have to deal with a hard point puncturing layers that are laid on top of them. It also makes the whole assembly easier. The downside: You end up with a bunch of fluffy feather barbs everywhere! Keep a vacuum on hand for easy cleanup.

Once I got most of the long feathers down, I moved onto shorter feathers. I made my best effort to lay them similar to underwing coverts.

I might go back in a later week and add more long feathers to the bottom. I’ll have to see how the rest of the costume harmonizes with this technique!

'Til next week!

Previous Post Next Post

WARNING: You may purchase a higher quantity than what we currently have in stock, but by placing this OUT OF STOCK item in your cart, you are agreeing to place your ENTIRE ORDER on BACKORDER! This means your order will not ship until it can be completely fulfilled by the backordered item(s). Orders cannot be split after they are placed. If you need available items sooner, please purchase them on a separate transaction. Please visit our Backorder Policies page and Restock page for details.