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Feathers...

Today I have for you a mixed media piece 
featuring a feather stencil.

This project started with a substrate of cardboard. 
(actually it is about a 9x10 inch piece of ceral box) 
With matte medium, I adhered scraps of patterned paper, vintage music sheet and inked up vintage text pages to the cardboard. 
Then, I gave the whole piece a thin coat of gesso.
Next, I used a flower stencil and added a bit of texture with white acrylic paint. 
Then came time to ink it up.
This piece basically used all the same steps.  
This was a smaller piece of cardboard, gesso, a feather stencil with  modeling paste and inks. 

I felt it needed a bit more dimension so I added a vintage text page flower that I made previously.  The colors were spot on and I had the perfect feather giant gem for the center of my flower.   
I just happened to have a few chip board peacock feathers that I inked up as well.  I also added a couple strips of burlap for a bit more texture and dimension.  I am not 100% sure about the burlap so I did not totally adhere it yet.  I will probably remove the largest piece.  We will see...
 I then added this perfect bronze arrow charm.
 And, here it is...ready to hang, either portait or landscape.  
Thanks for joining me for more fun with stencils!
As always, have a great weekend! 
~Stephanie

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