Saturday, 17 November 2012

Something Fishy

Hello everyone and here I am creeping in under the wire to join the Crafty Emblies challenge.  If you are a regular to my little blog spot you may soon realise that I am a last minute sort of person.  Maybe my middle name should have been Procrastination!   It's just there is so much to do.  Prioritise, prioritise.   Anyway here it is......

I have used a mirror frame from IKEA and glass to mosaic the fish onto the mirror.  The fish is coloured glass with two beads making the eye and the water is semi-translucent blue mosaic tiles.  I kept the mirror in place because it reflects light back through the glass thereby giving a backlit effect.  If it wasn't there I expect the fish would be too dark to see any detail.  I have covered the outside of the frame with some handmade paper with I tore by hand to give a softer effect around the fish.  I added some swirls of gold-green handmade paper cut with a Sizzix die.  The frame is then mounted on a canvas which I painted with green acrylic and then dry brushed with blue acrylic.  This was todays happy accident.  I had prepared this for another project and have been using it as a background for photographs but when I put the fish frame on it it added to the overall roundness of it all so I added it into the project.

Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye...


  1. Thank you so much for entering our 4th challenge 'on or under the sea' over on the crafty-Emblies blog page.

    What a fantastic piece of work. I adore the mosaic in the middle and all the detail in the surrounding. This is really wonderful.

    I hope you will visit the crafty-Emblies blog page again and enter in more of our monthly challenges.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx DT

  2. Beautiful. Lots of lovely colour and embellishments.

    thanks for taking part in the Crafty-Emblies Challenge with us.


  3. WOw, this is truly artistic, lovely effect. Thanks for joining us at Crafty-Emblies.

  4. This is terrific, what a fabulous idea. Love the texture, colours heck just love it all.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our 4th Challenge over at Crafty-Emblies

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

  5. wow hunnie this is brilliant, adore the colours you have used, good to see you in blogland as well, thank you for playin with us at Crafty-emblies challenge, we have a little something for ya, pop back

    Judie xx

  6. Just love the effect on this, and the colours are perfect.


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