We have a few acres in the country and have a small flock of chickens. We have had some of them for close to a decade. Each of them has a name and a definite personality. Each day I feed them, give them water, chat with them, and in return gather their tiny warm little eggs. This past year has been hard on our little flock. We gave away two hens that we suspected were ring-leading an egg eating rampage and lost two more because of extreme weather situations. It made me realize that while I would always remember my sweet little hens and rooster, I wanted a way to preserve them somehow. Each chicken molts once a year. When this happens, their feathers fall out like crazy before new ones grow in. I always gather and save them in a galvanized bucket. I decided ICE Resin was the perfect way to save some.
Let’s gather our supplies.
Step 1: Mix ICE Resin® according to instructions, allow the indicated wait time.
Step 2: Paint ICE Resin® on one side of the feather. Repeat on other side.
Step 3: Sprinkle just a bit of Cobalt Opals over the feather. Lay carefully on the Studio Sheet. Allow time to cure.
Once cured, your feather can be used in a variety of ways: in a mixed media design, as a gift topper, in a vignette, as a bookmarker and more. I also love to stamp their feathers with inspiring words and put them in a vintage metal goblet in a cupboard.