At the end of the instructable, I will show some different examples of how to embellish the feathers.
If clarification is needed, please ask.
Tool and material list:
Paper and pattern
Piece of 3/4 ounce carving leather (The large feather needs a piece about 3 inches by 12 inches. The smaller feather needs a piece about 2 1/2 by 7 inches)
Stylis or ball point pen
Swivel knife or paring knife (not too sharp as you only want to cut about 1/2 the depth of the leather)
Beveler or small spoon with smooth and fairly thin side
Mallet and marble block ( only if using beveler)
Dremal with sand paper wheel
Craft paints Burnt Umber and sand or some other off white paint
Spray finish, clear either matte or satin
Step 2: Leather "Eagle" Feather
Dampen your leather with the sponge. Do not soak the leather. Let the leather dry for a short period of time. The leather will
return to almost its original color.
Step 3: Leather "Eagle" Feather
press firmly as you trace around the pattern. Also trace the spine of the feather. This will leave the pattern on the leather. Remove
the pattern and the plastic wrap.