Tuesday, April 09, 2019

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)


  1. 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

  2. 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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