I'm so excited an how good these came out!
I've been wanting to try using feathers as
embellishments for a while now.
With Thanksgiving coming up I also wanted to change up my colors to reflect the Season, so I thought lets try!
I have chicken feathers from my
Sister's chickens that were molted naturally.
I went through to find two similar patterned
ones approximately the same size.
I love the rich chocolate brown
Nirvana (949) by Sinful Colors that I used.
One coat did the trick followed by a coat of Seche Vite.
For my accent nail I used Sand Tropez (668) by Esssie.
While still wet I placed the feather and
lightly tapped it down in place.
Luckily they both cooperated,
I was worried they would stick in a weird shape.
I roughly snipped the extra feather off at the end of my nail,
then trimmed closer and more evenly.
Once dry I topped with a clear coat which was kind of tricky.
The feather was going the opposite direction you would normally brush. I didn't want to go against it and "ruffle" feathers.
I ended up brushing the top coat on backwards
just enough to cover the feathers.
Once that coat was dry I put on another top coat brushing the normal direction followed by Seche Vite.
Wishing everyone a