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Sunday 11 August 2013

Gilded fish...

This week I did a card for a fisherman - it was a digi image from LaPashe, and I was pleased with my colouring - I think my shading is definitely improving.  But I didn't like the fish, it looked flat.

Then I had a lightbulb moment, and thought "gilding flakes"!!!

Using a quickie glue pen I coloured in the fish again, and waited for it to go clear.  Then I used some morris dancer gilding flakes from Indigo blu, buffed the image with my scootchie sponge and hey presto!  A really lifelike fish!

The photo I took under the ottlite was the best one, as that really brought out the gleaming fish.

Otherwise, it was a straightforward card - 6" square base card, layered with some green textured card from my stash.  I did some faux stitching around the edge and used punches for the circular sentiment (handwritten..) and a stamped Happy Birthday on some scrap card for the other one.

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