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Fragmented Fishes

Ok, the fishes aren’t really fragmented, I just wanted an alliteration in the title. The paper on which the fish and octopus are stamped was fragmented though.

Maybe I should show the cards first:

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What was used?

  • Stamps from Designs by Ryb: Sea Bubbles, Octopus and School of fish.
  • Old sheet of musicpaper
  • White gelpen
  • Caran d’ache neocolors
  • distress inks: peacock feathers, tumbled glass and broken china.
  • stazon Jet Black
  • Mod Podge / decoupage glue.
  • embossing folder
  • circle die

How was it made?

  • Take your music paper, put some distress ink on it (splatter, lightly brush and spray, however you like it, just use light colours.)
  • Tear the music paper in little pieces, and randomly glue it onto cardstock.
  • Put it in an embossing folder
  • Ink the highlights a bit – those are not very visible anymore because I sprayed it afterwards with glimmer mist or dylusions ink spray, (can’t remember which one) which darkened the piece quite (I shouldn’t have done it).
  • Cut out the circular shape]
  • stamp the fish(es) and colour them.
  • Highlight with white gelpen, ink the edges, and put decoupage glue on top of it all to seal it off. Don’t brush too much or you’ll spread the ink / neocolors around.
  • The background: put distress ink onto an acryllic block, spray lightly with water and press the acryllic block on the paper. Add a stamp to it for extra swirls.

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The second card uses about the same materials, maybe some additions like shabby shutters distress ink and the cardinal fish. The star and bubblestamp is from a fairy set stamp from Chocolate Baroque. The sentiment is from a sea-creature set (mermaids?) from Chocolate Baroque. Here I embossed the music paper first, then inked it, then tore it and glued it back onto a piece of cardstock.

 

7 thoughts on “Fragmented Fishes

  1. Oh those are so cool! They have a sort of fragmented look to them so I think the title still works😉 Like the bits of music sheet as texture. Thanks for your comments on my blog. I know what you mean about a set of cards emerging at once. It works like that for me as well. Thanks for sharing – as always🙂

  2. I love your alliterative title! And the cards too… the fragmented scraps make such a cool background and that fish with his wonderful flowing fins is just lovely!
    Alison xx

    • I always admire your quotes – now I finally got myself a good alphabet stamp set, although it feels like the letters are still quite big (I used them on the post WOYWW # 269 card), but at least now I don’t need to buy tons of text stamps! Yay! (uh wait what, a reason NOT to buy stamps? ehm…)

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