Friday 3 May 2019

2019 #6 Fish: Fish Dreams with Zinki Art {by Etsuko Noguchi}

2019 Topic 6: Fish

Well you are in for another doozy of a post from Etsuko. Her creativity knows no bounds! Today she has stamped clay and coloured it perfectly with Fresco paints, made the most beautiful background-plaques which evlove into the most beautiful wall hanging. Anyone would LOVE this in their seaside dream home, I am sure! ~Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Etsuko My Favorite Things with you today, and I'd like to share with you Wall Hanging 'Fish Dreams' using clay and fabulous Elenazinski Art Fish stamps ZA31.

My husband loves the sea and who has a hobby of fishing, until a little while ago he went far and caught fair size fish but now he plays at a nearby fishing grounds. I thought this is a small gift for him.

Elena's fish stamps are very fun and interesting. So I chose one of the sets, and made the project with the fish as the motif.

First I made fishes using polymer clay. Polymer clay is easy to make a shape and can be stored for long if you don't bake.

I made all the fish shape by the stamp set ZA31 and baked it in a 300 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes then after cool down I applied white gesso.

Next I made the background to become a pedestal according to the size of each fish with the Heavy Gray Board. And I added three small blocks to fix whole shape.

I using Grunge Past, Art Stone and White Crackle Paste for the texture of each block then finished with White Gesso. Media Crackle paste is always satisfying make a big crack. I used matt soft gel from the top because it was easy to peel off after cracking.

Also I used Grunge Paste around each block and embossed it with some stamps and added some textures.

These fish were all the same colours, first I was filled with Smurf all over these fish, painted watered Inky Pool then I dry-brushed by Snow Flake. I did not use any other color than blue that I wanted to make it simply.

Applied blue Neocolor to the rim of each block add water and dried it I applied Treasure Pewter. I then connected those blocks with wires. (This photo shows the top)

(This is the bottom.)

The bottom of the blocks had a paper beads fringe. 

I used Fresco Paint - Smurf, Blue Lagoon, Inky Pool and Snow Flake with PaperArtsy Brayer and stamped Seth Apter Mini EM35 stamp.

I added some beads and connected it with a wire.

Also I made the hanger with driftwood and made a title with inkjet shrink plastic.

This is the finished project. 

I wondered what to make this time but this wall hanger is just in time for the coming season,
and of course I made it fun.

The finish size is 39cm (length) x 29cm (width). The difficult part of work was the layout so I added small blocks to free space and solved the problem. (Portion with seashells.)

The Elenazinski Art stamps are suitable for deep engraving and stamping on clay and texture paste. Why don't you try and make something fun? I'm so looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations.

Thank you so much for visiting.
Etsuko xx

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Helen said...

this is fabulous, Etsuko!

Miriam said...

Oh wow.. This is amazing!

Cocofolies said...

Wow, fabulous Etsuko!!!!
I love the way you have played and embellished these fishes stamps!!!
Hugs, Coco xox

Elena said...

Ohhhh my goodness this is SO beautiful Etsuko, you clever, clever girl!!! And the blue and white is stunning. 💕💕💕

Elena said...

And the BEADS!!! 😍

craftytrog said...

An amazing project Etsuko! Such a clever idea! I love it!
Alison xxx

Helen said...

This is fantastic!

PaperArtsy said...

It’s just perfect!! Absolutely love this!

Julie Lee said...

This is a truly lovely creation, Etsuko. It's really evocative of the shore and ocean treasures. I am sure your husband will love it!

Etsuko said...

Thank you so much for wonderful comment everybody, I'm so pleased. xxx

Doudoulina said...

Such a lovely project! Love the depth and complexity you achieved with such a limited palette. Striking!

Ruth said...

Fantastic Etsuko, so clever!

Words and Pictures said...

This is simply fantastic, Etsuko - an inspired idea and beautifully put together. I love the soft colours and bleached seaside look. Fabulous!
Alison x

geezercrafter said...

Beautiful creation Etsuko, love the colours.

Corrie Herriman said...

Amazing !

A Pink said...

This is Fabulous , Etsuko . Such a creative interpretaion of the challenge theme and so inpiring . Tfs x

Lucy said...

This is absolutely amazing, Etsuko! I applaud you! X

Chris said...

Amazing piece of art Etsuko! x

Coastal Bohemian said...

Crazy in love wit this clay project.