Paper Peacock

I recently had the opportunity to try a new medium. The band Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers were looking for a paper peacock for their next album cover, Paper Castle. I have never made anything out of paper before but I jumped at the chance.


Each feather was individually hand cut.


My goal was to make the tail look like a rainbow. So I laid each layer out before glueing them together.


Each layer of the tail was a little shorter than the one before to create the gradient effect.


I decided not to put the little rainbow eyes on every feather, even though that is how peacocks actually are. It just didn’t work on a design standpoint.


I loved the way the feathers turned out!


I used strips of paper to make the base. Then I placed tiny pieces onto it to create a featherlike texture on the body.


Of course I had to watch some Office while I worked.


Look out felt, paper might be my new favorite medium.

Make sure to check out Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers!

Make sure to check out Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers!