When I first saw the artwork by Leslie Sabella inside The Coloring Studio, I knew that I had to transform her feathers into a dream catcher. However, I wanted to create a fresh take on dream catchers and incorporate some of my favorite mixed-media techniques into the project. The result is a wonderful combination of the dream catcher’s aesthetic and my own personal style.
Dream Catcher Project Directions:
With turquoise spray ink, spritz both the feather coloring page and a sheet of tissue paper. Let dry completely.
Cover your work area with wax paper or trash bag, and lay the spray inked tissue paper on top. Mix resin according to package instructions; about 1 tbsp. total of resin and hardener. Spread a thick layer of resin over the tissue paper, covering a piece large enough to fit your doily stencil. Allow your resin to set for at least 12 hours undisturbed.
When resin has cured, apply modeling paste through the doily stencil with a palette knife. Allow to dry. Add some details to the edges and center of the doily design with platinum Stickles glitter glue. Cut out the doily pattern and set aside.
Cut out feathers, color in some details with brush-tipped Pitt Artist pen, and highlight certain pieces of the drawing with platinum glitter glue.
Hole punch the top of the doily, thread with jute trim, and knot. Hole punch along the bottom of the doily, hot glue jute trim in place, and attach feathers to the bottom.