Wednesday, April 11, 2012

CHA Spotlight: Peacock

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Hello! Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You will be glad that you did, I promise. Things around here are busy, busy! Next week I am off to Cleveland & Dallas and am preparing several projects for both stops. I will be filming some segments in Cleveland for Scrapbook Soup, which is the scrapbooking show on PBS. The ladies there are so great, it should be a fun day with them. Then the next day I go to Dallas to film some fun stuff for Michaels. And we all know how much I love my friends at M's :) And I hear the incredibly talented Jo Pearson is celebrating her 25th Anniversary with Michaels this month! Amazing! Maybe one day they will say that about me at DCWV ;)


Today we get to spotlight the one and only Peacock from our CHA booth! So many of you have been asking how to make this! I can tell you a few things and then I can give you the template for the feathers. The gorgeous peacock feather has endless opportunities when it comes to crafting!



The form for the bird was made with paper mache and then covered in wiring. That makes a great base for covering with paper. 


The head and body is covered in small circles that are snipped and glued to make a very slight cone shape. That gives the body and head the dimension of the bird.


The body is covered in feathers and beads! The feathers are glittered around the edges which really makes them pop. Here are some more detailed instructions on how to make the feathers along with a template. My little boy walked in and said, "Is that bird made with paper?!" Even he was amazed ;)



Peacock Feather Tutorial

Supplies & Tools

·      DCWV 12”X12” BRIGHTS CARDSTOCK STACK
·      DCWV 12”X12” ROYAL GARDEN STACK
·      DCWV PEACOCK FEATHER TEMPLATE
·      BLUE MOON BEADS—LARGE GLASS FEATHER PENNANTS, GREEN ROUND BEADS
·      BEADING WIRE
·      PAPER PIERCER
·      PAPER CRAFTING ADHESIVE
·      GLITTER
·      SCISSORS
·      PENCIL

Directions

1.    PRINT AND CUT OUT THE DCWV PEACOCK FEATHER TEMPLATE.  TRACE THIS ONTO THE BACK OF YOUR DESIRED SOLID.  CUT OUT.
2.    TAKE YOUR ROYAL GARDEN STACK AND CUT OUT A LARGE TEARDROP SHAPE (THIS WILL GO IN BODY OF FEATHER).  ADHERE IN PLACE.
3.    ROLL EDGES OF FEATHER BACK TO GIVE SHAPE AND DIMENSION.  ADD GLITTER AROUND OUTSIDE OF THE FEATHER.  SET ASIDE TO DRY.
4.    WHILE GLITTER IS DRYING, CUT A 10” SECTION OF BEADING WIRE.  ATTACH LARGE GLASS PENDANT TO ONE END OF THE WIRE.  TAKE GREEN BEADS AND THREAD THEM ON NEXT, MAKING A 6” LONG SECTION. 
5.    ONCE GLITTER IS DRY, ATTACH BEADS TO TOP OF FEATHER (USE PAPER PIERCER TO POKE HOLE AND HIDE BARE WIRE BEHIND PAPER).
6.    REPEAT AS DESIRED. 




Have a wonderful day!!






66 comments:

  1. This was my absolute favorite from the show. So gorgeous! Such talented people behind it.

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  2. only one word for this -- gorgeous!

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  3. The peacock is gorgeous! I can't even imagine how much work went into it!

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  4. Absolutely stunning and so beautifully executed!

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  5. So so excited, I have been waiting to try this Peacock. thank you so much for sharing this amazing projects xxx

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  6. I was so excited to see this at the Scrapbook USA expo last month! Up close, it is even more amazing than in pictures! I had to resist the urge to steal it - could not fit it in my jacket! Just kidding of course, but it is that gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for the template and tutorial for the feathers - can't wait to try these!

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  7. The peacock was my favorite part of the DCWV booth! Thanks so much for the tutorial on it.

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  8. Oh my goodness, this peacock is gorgeous. I love all the detail and sparkle. TFS.

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  9. Beautiful! I've also made peacocks...(much smaller ones) using a foot punch turned upside down (you'll see the head and body when you turn it upside down). Then punch out rose leaves and layer,fanning out as you go. Add a little beak and voila..a peacock!

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  10. This is just so gorgeous! The detail is amazing!! CHA and DCWV just gets better and better every time!

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  11. That is so beautiful. Love that your shared how to make it too. Love everything DCWV!

    Beth
    baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

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  12. I love this peacock. Simply gorgeous. Can't believe it is made out of paper!

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  13. Thanks for sharing! I love the beads that were used for the tail feathers ;)

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  14. Erin, WOW!! What a beautiful peacock...so detailed.

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  15. Thanks for telling us how the peacock was made.

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  16. Wow! The design team is so talented and must be patient too! Beautiful results!

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  17. those feathers are stunning and I love the behind the picture how tos!

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  18. Just gorgeous and it must be a ton of work!! Loving that you are sharing all the DIY with us!!

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  19. I am in love with this peacock. He is truly stunning.

    Thanks so much for the close up photos of his feathers.

    All I can say is... wow!!

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  20. Don't think I will ever be making this but it was fascinating to know how.

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  21. Wow Iam just Amazed this Peacock is So Beautiful the colors and hard work shows.
    thanks for sharing.
    your Fan For Life.
    Anita
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  22. I have shared on my Facebook Anita Brian Braddock
    thanks for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  23. I have Tweeted at Tupperlady4
    thanks for sharing.
    DCWV is Amazing and so may Beautiful Papers and Craft

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  24. I am a follower of your Blog
    thanks for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  25. I have liked your facebook page. thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. How many hours did it take to make that.

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  27. WOW! This is even more impressive than the parrots. Just gorgeous!!

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  28. This Peacock is stunning.....Amazing work.

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  29. The detail here is absolutely amazing!

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  30. Absolutely stunning. Tons of detail and work went into this.

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  31. I have been WAITING!!!! for this tutorial, thanks for getting the instructions for us. This bird is so amazing.

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  32. I have no doubt you will be with Michael's for as long as you want to be! They are so lucky, as are we, to have you there and so convenient to the public! Did I miss where you posted how many feathers the peacock had? Approximately? I'm just curious! It is just breathtaking!

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  33. Wow, Erin thank you for sharing that intricate peacock design. I am happy to hear you will be on the PBS Scrapbook Soup please let us know when it will air, I watch it and would love to see you in action on theiR show. well safe travels and keep on blogging. :)

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  34. You guys are the best!!!! I would have thought the tutorial would be several pages long....but just 6 sentences to make this.....I could make this.....if I have another 50 years to my life..LOL....something that looks so hard to make.....is really quite simply....but tons of work....I take my hat off to you guys.....your creativity is the best inspiration for us all....thank you so much.......you should put a float together for the Rose parade....and then the world could see your talents.......

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  35. wow, a lot of work, but what stunning results. the colors are spot on.
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  36. I thought i would share this tutorial with my Facebook friends for you!!
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  37. Oh boy. I can do lots of things, but I gotta tell you ... making this peacock intimidates me. It's beautiful - very beautiful. Think I'll just admire from afar.
    kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  38. Well, I have to be honest....I don't have the patience to make this, but I sure did enjoy looking at it in your show pictures and every time I've seen it since! I can't believe it is made out of paper. Thanks for sharing the instructions for those who want to try this out!

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  39. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful! TFS

    Just a Pac Rat
    http://circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

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  40. wow! this is awesome! Thanks for sharing the 'how to' with us.

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  41. Hi Erin,
    I have waited and waited hoping you would share this project with us. Thank you so much! This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful projects ever presented at CHA or any show. Love this!

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  42. Absolutely gorgeous!!I have been waiting for you to show us how to make this. I am going to start collecting my supplies because I have to make this.

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  43. Gorgeous! I loved this when I saw pictures of your booth. Thanks for sharing how it was done.

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  44. WOW! That is amazing, I can only imagine how long that took to make! Great job!

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  45. OMG, this is absolutely stunning!!
    I am a new follower so this is the first time I have seen this peacock.
    It is hard to believe that it is made of paper!
    Kathy
    Salido99@msn.com
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

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  46. Amazing! For this I will simply enjoy from afar.

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  47. I didn't get to see the Peacock in person, but even on paper it's breathtaking. You couldn't have picked better colors. I love it! Thank you for sharing how it was made.

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  48. WOW, so amazing, a true work of art.

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  49. Such a Magnificent Bird! So beautiful. Thank you for letting us in on the how to's...
    Penny

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  50. Thank you so much for sharing this.....it awesomely amazing...I was at awed when I seen the first photos of this bird at CHA...I loved it!

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  51. That is insane! Who dreams up these things? Totally phenomenal!

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  52. This is one of my favorites from the show. I love it. I think I might attempt a scaled down version of this for my Michael's store.

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  53. This is real beautiful.... So great. Thanks for sharing...............

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  54. I was a mazed when I saw this peacock in person...SO beautiful!

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  55. WOW!!!! I am speechless, WOW!!!! Goregeous.

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  56. I just had to pin this on pinterest! Beautiful.

    Julie at http://icreatepurtythangs.blogspot.com

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  57. I like it so much im making one right now. see what happens.

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