A fish is a fish is a fish...
This is, as the name says, a wallart to hang on ... walls.
The idea to put the fish on the (fake) wood came late at night while my little one decided not to sleep and I realized the fish is to big for a journal cover.
First I made the fish: it has a aluminium foil base covered with supersculpey. Then I made a skinnerblend and a cane from a Mix of Supersculpey+translucent Premo --> translucent Premo --> Cernit neonblue --> Cernit neongreen --> Cernit neonyellow. The last three colors are fluorescent colors, I wanted to try out. The Neon-Set of the Cernit Brand are very soft but good to handle. Like some colors and kinds of Sculpey they darken a little bit after baking.
Every scale of the fish is handsculpted from slices of the skinnerblend cane. One day I will write an ode to my pasta machine
The fins were supported while baking because the are very thin. Some very small pieces of them broke during the painting, but thats ok.
I had much clay left from the fish (I still have a piece of the Cane) and played around like I always do with left overs. The pasta machine was smiling at me and said: "Run it through me!! Now!" I did and then there was a very nice pattern of the different fish-colors.
I put a slice of SuperSculpey under the "wood" to give a little more durability and textured like always when I make fakewood. So..no trees were harmed!
And the fishies are all ok.
After baking I used some acrylic colors to give it an old look.
But it burned a little, so all the Supersculpey-parts are blackish now. It did not break, thats all that counts.
Materials: Polymerclay, 3 glass cabochons, eyelets and acrylicpaint