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.

My Supplies:

Acrylic Paints
Drywall Tape
Veggie Bag
Embossing Powder
Crystal Drops (bubbles)

Until next time, happy crafting!

Mary (Motley Mixed Media)


ionabunny said…
This is cool Mary. I love the bright colours and your little chevron fish. The fussy cutting was so worth the effort. Thanks for guest designing for Rubber Dance Stamps this month. Hugz
Susanne Rose said…
What a super cool spread! I love all the colours it's so brilliant! Thank you for being our guest designer this month!

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