Mittwoch, 22. September 2010

Fish on the wall

There he is. Hanging on my wall. Graphics fairy had a new fish print on her blog which I just love! Not too detailed but detailed enough to be so cute (Yes, maybe my definition of cuteness is not agreed with everyone ^^).

His new place is next to my white board and the orange / red little octopus. The octopus had to put of the reach of my cats because they loved him too much ;)

I printed him out as big as it was possible with DinA4 and glued him on cardboard. Afterwards I just cut him out.

I used a black laquer pen to paint all the edges in dark black and also overpainted some printed lines to get a darker colour. The only other touch I added was silver artistic water colour. It is a little bit difficult to see on the pictures but the shimmer is really cool and "fishy"!

You see the silver and the darkened lines?

The back I also painted black, this time just with the water colours. 

I glued three layers of foamed rubber together and to the back on the fish. With a poster glue stripe I put it on my wall (it is sooooo light!). You could also use a pin or a nail.

The play of light and shadows creates the effect I love of things hanging on my evergrowing picture wall!

He looks at you!


  1. I love all your fish projects but I like fish so...

  2. He looks great!! What a clever project! Thanks for linking another one up to Brag Monday.

  3. Popping in from Brag Monday at the Graphics Fairy. Great post! That fish is ADORABLE and I love the touch of shimmery silver!

  4. I love this! You blog is beautiful and I am so happy I found it!

  5. Wow I had no idea that fish started out as clip art! Until you told me you got it from the Graphics Fairy, I thought maybe your carved it! Such a creative use, thanks for sharing at A Crafty Soiree!

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  7. Hi, ich bin zufällig auf Deinen Blog hier mit dem Fisch gestoßen, und habe das auch für mein Zu hause gemacht. Tolle Idee!!!! Ich habe eine ganze Reihe davon in meinem Flur. Da ich jetzt so oft gefragt wurde, ob ich die Fische auch verkaufe an Freunde etc.., wollte ich Dich fragen, ob Du etwas dagegen hättest, sie zu verkaufen und eventuell auch auf meinem Dawanda Shop? Aber es ist Deine Idee, die will ich nicht einfach benutzen, deshalb wollte ich Dich vorher fragen. Darf man das überhaupt wegen den Illustrationen? Ganz liebe Grüße



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