I was in the mood to give something a try, so I got some feathers from my craft stuff and went to town.
Aside from some scissors and a nail file, I only needed my polish and feathers.
After a base coat (I rarely mention this….but it is something that I always use) I put on two coats of Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Brilliant Blush. This polish is very sheer and gave a nice base that would not distract at all from the natural feathers. Then, one nail at a time I added a third coat of the Blush and then laid a feather on top of it. I chose the feather I wanted before I painted since there wouldn’t be much play time.
I was using sterilized goose feathers, all in natural colors, no dye. Here you can see where I cut one off. I would cut off a bigger piece, let it harden up, then go in and trim to to my nail. I finished off by filing it down to my nail.
Next, I used two coats of matte top coat. I wanted the matte for this look since everything was so neutral and natural, a glossy sheen seemed odd. Here’s what I ended up with!
I like the variety of the different patterns of the feathers. This was a very unique look without much effort. I wonder about using some of the dyed craft feathers now….neon summer colors would be fun. Have you used any feathers? What do you like?
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