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...


6 comments:

  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

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  2. Beautiful. Lots of lovely colour and embellishments.

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

    Angela

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

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  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

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  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

    Hugs
    Judie xx

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

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