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Something Fishy

A very simple card today – didn’t take much time at all and was easy to put together.  I got these fish illustrations from a friend (they were from a vintage fishing manual) and I thought I could put them to good use on a card.  I made a few different ones, but this one turned out the best.

I coloured the fish in with pencils and mounted the whole block onto thick card, outlining it with a black marker to help it stand out.  The fish were highlighted with Diamond Glaze to add a bit of shine and dimension, and to make them look more “fishy”.  I have no idea what colours these fish should be.  I probably could have looked that up but I just winged it. Now, days later, I have googled them and found that the “colours of the Maori Wrasse range from a bright electric blue, to a green purplish blue in the males and a red orange colour in juveniles and females.” So I have made mine a little dull.  Sorry, Mr Maori Wrasse!  I still think he looks handsome, nevertheless (albeit a little bit grouchy because he’s having to wear a drab outfit and won’t be able to impress the ladies).

Apparently, he is also a very “personable” fish, which makes him an easy target for fishermen.  Poor little guy just wants to be friends and then he gets taken home for someone’s supper! 😦  I just want to give him a hug now. You can read more about the Maori Wrasse HERE, if you are so inclined.

Hope your day is going swimmingly – thanks for floating by!

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