Hi everyone! Thanksgiving is coming up fast and I decided to create a large turkey for my layout. I wanted it to be reminiscent of the hand turkeys my kiddos used to make in school but to elevate it into a more adult take. Hopefully I captured that!
The first thing I did was go to my scrap paper and pull out some of the colors that represent fall to me. I chose large scraps that I would have enough of to create the large feathers I was looking for. Then I started hand drawing the feather shape with pencil and cutting them out. I used the embossing stylet to mark the center of my feather. I used regular scissors to fringe the edges of each feather. You could easily pull out your fringe scissors for this step or even use a cut file.
Once I had a variety of feathers I started playing with the design of my layout. Originally I was just going to use feathers in the corners but quickly decided that my turkey needed a body.
Again I went to my scraps and chose the Cherry Wood Veneer because I love the texture that it added to my layout. I again hand drew the shape of a turkey and cut it out. I used little bits of the scraps I had left to create the wattle and beak.
Finally, I added a couple of pattern paper feathers to the turkey and painted each feather with some glitter mist adding just a slight shimmer to each one.
I added a border and some embellishments around my photo cluster. I finished it all off with the title and some sequins.
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