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Katie, I had the same idea of inlaying a feather, so I took a turkey feather and carefully sprayed the entire feather with a clear acrylic. It seems spraying the feather keeps it from "moving"...does that makes sense? this makes the feather stiff but looks natural. Then it's possible to draw arount it for the inlay. I had planned on trying it, just for fun. I have several feathers I have sprayed and am just waiting to do this right after Christmas. of course my feathers would just be feathers, not with any wonderful painting like your.
When you paint on a feather ( and by the way you do beautiful work) do you seal it with a brush , or do you use a spray?
Katie Cisco said:I am trying to find a method of inlaying feathers... I paint turkey feathers and would love to do an inlay and find some type of sealing process that won't ruin the feather or shape of it....I have tried a couple resins , but so far no luck......They darken the feather and makes it look mushy....but I will keep trying....lol