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Feathered Thumb by Emma Whiting

Feathered Thumb by Emma Whiting


Welcome to my shop, Feathered Thumb, at The British Craft House.

Here I am selling Greeting Cards, hand made Original Art Cards and small framed Original Paintings/Collages with my own original Feathery designs!

The nature and wildlife where I live, in the very middle of England, is the inspiration for many of my designs!

The process for creating each image starts with painting my own thumb with gouache paint, from which I make a print. I add detail to the thumb print with a brush and hand apply real, natural feathers to turn the print into a Bird, Fish,or Insect! The finished artwork is scanned and the Cards are printed in Northamptonshire.

I also create delicately painted Original Art Cards and small framed Paintings/ Collages on Cotton-Rag paper using watercolour and hand applied, real, natural undyed feathers. These make the perfect gift for any occasion!

The muted colours and markings of the feathers I use are subtle and beautiful, no two feathers are alike so every Art Card and Picture is totally unique!

I am currently working on ideas which include:

‘Feathered Flowers’ ‘Feathered Hearts’ and ‘Feathered feet!’

Please do contact me if you would like more information.

Shop owner Emma whiting