A little back story first; a few months before my sisters birthday I stumbled across feather painting, and instantly knew I had to try it. But because I didn't have any feathers I had to buy some, and after some days roaming the net shops I ended up with a bit too many feathers, especially since I have only used one so far, I have a problem.
But this post isn't about the supplies I buy but never use, or rarely use.
It did take me a little to realize I could paint her dog on the feather, I thought first about a big drawn portrait, but then changed my mind because it would mean my flaws would be easier noticed. When the portrait was done, which took me less than two hours, I still remember because I managed to paint it while my son was sleeping.
When it was completely done I decorated the feather with some thread, and added a loop so my sister could hang it up.
This is the picture I used as reference: