Eat More Veggies- A Fish Diet Journal Page
Hello, crafty friends! It's Mary Szymanski here as April's Guest Designer! I'm so glad to be able to show you how I used the awesome Fish Diet Stamps to make this art journal page super fun!
I started with a 5x6 piece of Bristol cardstock that I had scraped white gesso onto and stuck down some scraps of drywall tape to. I made an easy under the sea background by rolling blue and green acrylic paints over the texture with my brayer. I added a bit of quinacridone nickel azo gold and yellow along the way.
I wanted to add some schools of fish, but didn't want to hand draw them, so I used gray acrylic paint through a 'v' stencil and added little eyeballs for some easy fishies! I used a black paint marker to make the fish stand out a bit from the background.
I added some other stenciling to the background with blue acrylic paint for some added texture. Then I got to work on the fish skeleton. I stamped the skeleton, extra bones and the sentiment onto Bristol cardstock with permanent black ink, and got to coloring! I used purples, blues, pinks and oranges to make him super fun! Then I fussy cut him out using fine tip scissors and an Xacto knife. Took a bit of time, but so worth it in the final product!
I cut out the sentiment and edged it with Vintage Photo ink and placed it over a scrap from a veggie bag I had saved and painted with the quinacridone nickel azo gold. The bag reminded me of a fishing net, so I thought it would be a nice touch.
To make the "sand" I rubbed liquid embossing ink onto the bottom edge and tapped on some copper/ brown embossing powder and heated it to set it in place. I glued down the bones, sentiment with the baggie, and the skeleton, added some crystal drop bubbles, and viola! Finished, fishy goodness!
I had fun make this page, and I hope you are inspired to use your Fish Diet Stamps in a fun way, too.
Crystal Drops (bubbles)
Until next time, happy crafting!
Mary (Motley Mixed Media)