It was 2013 and I was fortunate enough to get the feather Jim made during the class - picture above.
After cutting it free from the leather, the only steps that remain, is to thin down the ridges that will be on the back, sculpt it a little and then turn them into whatever color you desire.
There are so many variations you can play with when making these feathers: the color, the shape, the size, realistic or not.
In this one, I did not cut free the top of the feather, but tooled the piece that the leather is still attached to, to look like a separate piece of leather.
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