Author: Gisi Prekau

Skill level: BEGINNERS

You will need:

  • Wafer Paper from Saracino – 0.27 thickens
  • Saracino cocoa butter
  • Powder dust – black, brown, green, blue, yellow, orange from Saracino
  • Flower wire 24 gauge
  • Piping gel from Saracino 
  • Small scissors
  • Pencil
  • Dresden tool
  • Painters palette
  • Brush big wide
  • Fine brushes

Step 1

Choose a feather template and cut it out with scissors.

Step 2

Fold the waferpaper so that the rough side is inside. Transfer the template to the outside of the paper using a pencil.

Step 3

Prepare floral wire to a length suitable to fit the centre of the feathers and bend them slightly to give them gentle curvature.

Step 4

Coat the edible paper on the inside with piping gel using a large brush, then place the floral wire and fold. Give good pressure to glue the waferpaper well.

Step 5

Using a dresden tool push the wafer paper over the wire to form the centre of the feather. Let it dry for several hours.

Step 6

Cut out the feathers carefully with small scissors. Add texture to the feather using a Dresden tool.

Step 7

Now you are ready to paint your feathers as required.

Step 8

Melt the cocoa butter and mix with powder colours.

Step 9

Using a thicker mixture paint the darker parts of the feather. To achieve more transparent colour for the lighter sections use a thinner mix.

Step 10

I always start with a general base colour (thinner blend) and work with the details gradually. The following details are usually marked in colour and applied with a finer brush.

Step 11

The colour scheme can be made as you wish – add a fine marking outer line around the edge of the feather.