November 07, 2020 2 min read

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! 

Supplies Needed:

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Adhesive
  • Stylet or bone folder

Papers Used:

Optional:

  • Pattern paper
  • Embellishments
  • Alpha
  • Sequins
  • Mist or paint

Paper swatches for Paper Feather Turkey Layout

 

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.  


Creating paper feathers for turkey scrapbook layout

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.

 

Paper feathers for turkey scrapbook layout

 

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.  

Wood veneer paper turkey body

 

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.

paper feather turkey scrapbook layout

I added a border and some embellishments around my photo cluster. I finished it all off with the title and some sequins.  


Paper feather turkey scrapbook layout


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Thanks for visiting! Have a crafty day!

Daisie

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