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DIY Dreamcatcher

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
A DIY dreamcatcher will look beautiful wherever placed in your home.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Pink Melon, 2 oz.
Item #2897
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Lime Green, 2 oz.
Item #2914
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Aqua, 2 oz.
Item #2921
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Deep Ocean Blue, 2 oz.
Item #2922
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Lavender, 2 oz.
Item #2928
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Medium Gray, 2 oz.
Item #2933
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Baby Pink, 2 oz.
Item #2940
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe satin finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Camel, 2 oz.
Item #2945
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe satin finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

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FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Laser - Alphabet Lite Felt Tip Marker
Item #30739
These intricate, laser-cut designs are perfect for backgrounds, borders, focal points and so much more! Durable and reusable, these stencils even come with project ideas, how-tos and a supply list.

$5.99

Other Supplies
10" Wood embroidery hoop
Watercolor paper
Canvas paper
Wax paper
Flat brush ½"
Stencil brush ¼"
Assorted yarns; trims and embroidery floss to match your color palette
Feathers
Needle
Small hole punch
Spray bottle for water
Scissors
Pencil
Glue
Paper towels
Foam plates
Water basin

Instructions

  1. To create your paper feathers, lay a feather on a paper towel and apply paint with paint brush. Place paint side down on a piece of watercolor paper. Cover with wax paper and press with your fingers until the whole feather has been printed. Carefully remove wax paper and feather.
  2. Repeat process with additional feathers and different paint colors. Hang on to your actual painted feathers as they can be used in your dream catcher.
  3. Cut out feathers with scissors leaving a slightly rounder section at the end of the feather. Punch holes in end of paper feather to hang.
  4. Lightly trace outside edge of embroidery hoop onto watercolor paper. Spray water onto paper and start applying watered down paint colors for a watercolor effect. Drop some of the paint onto paper for a splatter look. Keep spritzing and applying paint until desired effect is achieved. Let paper dry thoroughly.
  5. Lightly wash Camel onto a piece of canvas paper. Let dry. Stencil words using Medium Gray. When dry, rip the canvas into square around words. Set aside.
  6. Cut the painted watercolor paper into a circle about a half inch smaller than inside diameter of embroidery hoop. Use a household item such as a bowl or plate as a template. Punch holes around edge of paper.
  7. Using yarn, lace watercolor paper to embroidery hoop. Stitch canvas square with words to watercolor paper using floss.
  8. Tie floss, yarn and trims to a length of larger trim and glue across top edge of hoop as shown.
  9. Tie lengths of trim and yarn through holes of feathers.
  10. Begin tying feathers at different lengths to bottom edge of hoop. Attach some of your real feathers that were used to stamp with.
  11. Tie lengths of trim to hoop for added visual interest.
  12. Hang dream catcher on a hook or attach a yarn hanger if desired.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.