Sunday Postcard Art’s theme this week is “Fish” and I couldn’t NOT play along could I? I mean, we run an organisation dedicated to helping disabled and less able anglers, Nick and I both fish…
Anyway, I have a great set of Collage sheets from Ten Two Studios, called “April Fish” depicting silly scenes based on the French version of April Fool’s Day – perfect for this. I also used 3 images from The Little Black Things sheet for the ladies who really don’t believe him!
I painted over the old page with gesso, carefully avoiding the phrase “I didn’t even notice” and then smooshed distress ink over it. I placed my images where I wanted them and tried to add the rubons. These are one of the reasons I hate rubons – great images which absolutely refuse to part company with the sheet, no matter how hard I rub them! Hence the stitching!!
I stitched the ribbon on first and eventually decided it was still too plain, so I got out the Neocolours and spent a blissful 15 or 20 minutes shading and blending! Really enjoyed putting this one together!
Hope you’re enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend – I’m still getting over my brutally enthusiastic digging yesterday… 😉