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Don't Breathe Air, Breathe Life by Wendy Aspinall

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Don’t Breathe Air, Breathe Life By Wendy Aspinall

HEY FRIENDS! This is Wendy Aspinall and I'm the guest artist this week for Art Foamies. I found fun quotation “Don’t breathe air, breathe life.” Fish don’t breathe air, but are full of life so I wanted to incorporate two things together. I also love Red tin roofs sardine stamps. They are really fun and quirky. So please, enjoy my Plaque project and I hope you’ll try this yourselves.
  • Roll out paper clay and using the backside of the ArtFoamie as a template cut out four fish. Don’t worry if the edges are rough. I sanded them when dry
  • Press into the clay with the ArtFoamie, using the side with the details.
  • Let dry on sheet of paper towel. This may take a few days. Turn over half way though so the fish stay straight.
  • When completely dry, sand off any rough edges until smooth. Be careful --  the fish are fragile. 
  • Add a coat of white gesso. Let dry.
  • Paint each fish a different color, but add touches of the other colors to highlight the texture.
  • Add the brown and then copper. Paint in eyes with white and black acrylic. Let dry.
  • Paint the edge of the wood plaque in the same brown acrylic paint. Distressed the edges with the sandpaper.
  • Cut scrapbook paper to cover the back and front of the plaque. Glue in place. 
  • Drill two holes for wire hanger.
  • Glue on the fish and quote.
Hope you enjoyed my project today! See you again soon!

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