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« on: January 29, 2009 11:22:38 AM »

Does anyone have any suggestions for attaching a peacock feather to the front of a journal? 

I'm actually making the front from a piece of very thin wood, but I think the same application should apply as paper.
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009 03:51:15 PM »

If you don't mind parts of it being loose then using a good glue up the 'spine' works.

Would a light spray of spray glue work for the (for lack of a better word) 'feathery' bits I wonder?
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009 04:03:40 PM »

Thanks for the suggestion.  I haven't tried anything yet.  I didn't want to ruin my peacock feathers.

I have an Elmer's all purpose spray adhesive, would that work?  I also have Aleene's tacky glue. 

I thought about gluing the "eye" down and leaving the rest to feather out around.  I guess I'm just going to have to get bold and experiment.
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2009 04:08:48 PM »

The tacky glue works well for feather spines, but that's as far as I go with my feather knowledge I'm afraid Undecided

Hopefully someone on here can offer some more assistance. It'd be such a shame to ruin them with attempts if they don't work.
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2009 05:31:24 PM »

Yeah, especially since I went to a lot of trouble to find the most perfect ones when I bought them.

Hopefully somebody will know.

I'm going to check on another website, called this to that, about glues.

Thanks for your help.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009 01:21:45 PM »

As an alternative to glue, if the wood is thin could you drill tiny holes in it and sew the quill of feather down? The stitching would be decorative and part of the design.
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2009 01:30:54 PM »

I might try that.  I have plenty of this wood, so if I mess it up I can replace it.  I also have some natural sinew that probably wouldn't show very much.
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2009 07:21:03 AM »

Sinew sounds great - hope it works well. Happy experimenting!
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2009 07:47:37 AM »

Thanks for the suggestion.
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