Initially, I wasn’t sure I was going to include an actual fish. The design element I started with was fish scales 🙂
Here’s the page. As you can see I decided a cute little fish needed to be included. 😉
I started making the scales by misting a white piece of cardstock with Cornflower, Sunflower, Turquoise, and finally White metallic mists.
Misting is pretty messy. You might want to contain the over spray with a box and maybe even some scrap paper.
Here are the scales up close.
In the end, decided I did want to create a simple fish to go on my page. I used a leaf shape to create this cutie.
Here are the pieces I used. The grey tail fin was cut with a curved “V” and the dorsal fins are just a smaller leaf cut in half. These are some leaves I had in my stash, but you could easily freehand a leaf shape as well.
I just love the iridescent quality of the metallic spray. It’s the perfect touch for shimmery fish scales. 🙂
Here’s another look at the layout. I’m glad I interpreted the “fish” assignment more just than a literally and included a conceptual inspiration as well.
Supplies: Patterned Paper: GCD Studios Flower Child, Studio Calico; Letters: American Crafts and Dear Lizzy for American Crafts; Brads: Basic Grey, Prima; Stickers: Studio Calico, October Afternoon; Punch: Martha Stewart and Fiskars; Mists: Maya Roads Cornflower, Sunflower, Turquoise and White Metallic; Leaves: Amy Tangerine for American Crafts.