Little Brother: Painting Feathers

Painted Feather

Ever since we started painting feathers last summer, Little Brother has been on the lookout for more to add to our collection. His excitement in finding big ones, striped ones and fluffy ones to catalogue at home, make long walks over the Heath feel like a treasure hunt.

Our feather wallhanging might just be my favourite piece of art in the house. These are sea bird feathers that we found on the beach in Cornwall. They had been weathered by the sea and sun and were therefore quite dry. We painted them first with a standard watercolour wash and then picked out the details with acrylic paints. Feathers found in parks may retain more of a waterproof coating, so go straight for the acrylic paints.

We used Daler Rowney System 3 Acrylic Paints, which can be found at Amazon or any good art store.

Little Brother Feathers

Little Brother Painted Feathers

Little Brother Feather Mobile

Kate Midda is an interior designer. She has two children, a girl aged 5 and a boy aged 3. She loves a hearty breakfast, a walk on Hampstead Heath then hot chocolates all round. Follow Kate on Instagram @soloskates