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Monday, March 14, 2016

My hands can do this --- Native Fish Craft Wall Decor


Existing blank walls should be given attention to  have a nice interior decor.  Hanging pictures on the wall is not the only way how to decorate a blank wall. Try to think of a different, crafty way, like the interior décor I made as shown in the picture above.  The whimsical thing about it, is the glowing effect of the color paints I used which makes anyone like me be amused.  I thought of putting up this kind of interior décor in our bathroom.  Every time I enter our bathroom, I always turn on and off the lights to see if the glowing effect is still there (-.-)


 NATIVE FISH CRAFT WALL DECOR


Materials:
(3)    native fish crafts made of rattan
(9)    dried, small palm leaves
(1)    Folk Art Glow acrylic paint brillo, green
(1)    Folk Art Glow acrylic paint brillo, pink
(1)    Folk Art Glow acrylic paint brillo, yellow
(1)    medium paint brush
(6)    sea shells
(4)    smooth, small stones
(24)  nickel coins
(3)    push pins
         floral wires
         Ultra Bond super glue

Level of Difficulty - easy

Instructions:


1. Read the label instructions of each color paints.  The initial colors for the following respective fishes are:

Biggest fish – pink

Second fish – yellow

Smallest fish – green

Apply the respective initial color paints to the 3 fishes.  Apply more coats as much as possible to cover the area.  Avoid painting the eye.  Let it dry under the sun.  Apply more coats to make it more bright and increase its charge.  Let them dry under the sun again.

2. The second color paints to be applied in the whole center of the body are:

    Biggest and smallest fishes – yellow

    Second biggest fish – green

Apply more coats as much as possible to cover the area and look more bright.  Apply some strokes of respective paint colors around the edge of each fish as well as on its fins.  Let them dry under the sun.

3. The third color paints to be applied in the innermost center of the body are:

    Biggest fish – green

    Second fish – pink

Apply more coats as much as possible to cover the area and look more bright. Apply some strokes of respective paint colors around the edge of each fish as well as on its fins.  Let them dry under the sun.

4. The fourth color paints to be applied in the outermost center of the body are:

    Biggest fish – green

    Second biggest and smallest fishes – pink

Apply only some strokes of respective paint colors in the outermost center of the body.  For the smallest fish, apply the pink color also on the area near its tail.  Apply also some strokes of respective paint colors around the edge of each fish as well as on its fins.  Let them dry under the sun.

5. Cut 3 small floral wires to hang the fishes.  Put markings where you like to attach the 3 fishes and attach the push pins on the wall.  After the drying, attach the floral wires into the fishes and hang them.

6. Apply Super Glue on each nickel coin and attach 8 nickel coins near each mouth of the fishes to look like air bubbles. I used the nickel coins as a sign of good luck (-.-) Apply Super Glue also on each sea shell and stone and attach them on the wall.  The outcome of the biggest, colored fish craft will look like this as shown in the picture below:




Native Fish Craft Wall Decor (b)



7. Apply strokes of green color on  each dried palm leaves and let them dry under the sun.  Afterwards apply some strokes of pink color on the lower part of each palm leaves and let them dry again under the sun.

8. Apply glue on the lower part of the 3 palm leaves to stick them together. Apply glue on the area where there is small stone and stick the 3 palm leaves together. Do the same procedure on the other palm leaves.  Apply glue as needed to stick them fully on the wall.



Please see also another native craft project:
   Native Towel and Bath Disply Holder

2 comments :

  1. Great idea thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thank you very much for the compliment.

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