So for this piece I turned a miniature tin into a wooden crate containing fish that someone ordered for their dinner party.
Except the fish, wearing hats, drinking martinis and blowing party horns, might not be what was expected. Even the clown fish are a little different.
The tin contains an accordion fold paper with five panels.
I create a mixed media scene on both sides of each of the five panels.
To make this piece dry brush many layers of paint onto both sides of the Accordion Fold insert. Keep going until you are pleased with the result.
Stamp plant and circle images onto the paper with black ink.
Remove the Little Crowns from the sheet that keeps them safe and ink the edges of all the hats with black ink.
Adhere the hats to a page from a vintage book and cut out with a utility knife. Further age the hats with brown ink.
Stamp colorful images onto vintage book pages and cut out with different sizes of circle punches.
Fussy cut fish from Something's Fishy--free!. Place the circles, fish and hats onto your paper to get a rough idea of your layout.
Adhere the circle to the accordion paper with matte medium. When dry, repeat on the other side.
Add some greens and your project is complete. I hope you enjoyed this project. If you would like a free copy of the high resolution colorful fish, please visit my blog. Warmly, Betsy
Altoid Tin - Coming soon!
Ink in assorted colors
Vintage book pages
Beacon Zip Glue