This started when I purchased some feathers from Hobby Lobby, they were printed on. I thought well if they can print on feathers I can certainly stamp on them. The process is fairly simple.

Step 1: Supplies

Feathers [ I suggest Goose, Duck or Pigeon.]
Pigment Ink Pad

Make sure you have a clean work space and put some paper down to catch bleed through. 

Additional Supplies for feather earrings.

ear wires

Step 2:

1. Lay out the feathers of choice.

2. Choose your stamp of choice.

3. Load stamp with ink and try it out on a piece of scrap paper.

4. Load stamp with ink and stamp directly onto the feather.

5. Set aside for awhile to ensure they dry fully. I left mine  for a few days until I used them.

Step 3: Two color stamping

You can also use as many colors as you want as long as they can be seen on the Feathers! Alphabet stamps can be used to write little notes.

Step 4: Uses!

Add stamped feathers to letters, invitations, use as a gift tag,  or customize them for earrings! Also would be great to hang from a dream catcher.

For earrings, this is the method I use,

1. Clip the Feather and make a loop with wire.

2. Wrap the end of the wire around the end of the feather.

3. Open ear wire and attach feather!
The zombie ones are cool! At first I thought you had splatted red paint on them, but now I see you had stamps for that. Where on earth did you find that stamp?
I bought them at Michael's around Halloween. 3.99 for thee pack 3 blood splatters and 1 large book page stamp.
Thats so COOL! im going streight to the store to but feathers. and stamps. and ink. Do you think the ink would ever come off or chip? thanks for the instructible! :P <br>
I used a pigmented ink. Which takes longer to dry, does not fade and stays vibrant. I don't think the ink will chip unless you are really rough on your creation. I have not seen any fading in my pieces yet. I hope that helps and Sony it took so long to respond, I was out of town.<br><br>Here is a link with more on ink types.<br><br>http://www.artwithoutanxiety.com/inkinfo.html
really nice!
Thank you!!!
This is a really nice way to give the feathers more life/make them more interesting :) <br>Cool idea!
I agree, so many ideas of the things you can do with them.
Wow! I would have never thought of stamping on feathers! So cool. Nice work.
Thank you!

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