I have been on a fish kick lately, and finally created the mixed media Koi piece that has been swimming around my head for awhile.
It was a fun process, as every mixed media adventure seems to be!
Then I created my fish by cutting the basic shapes out of a poster that had the colors I liked.
I layered more papers, and paint onto this base, and added some spots using punchinella (sequin waste) as a stencil to give the impression of scales.
I also found a tie dyed looking green paper napkin in my stash that worked well for the whimsical water plants.
I made sure that the design wrapped around the deep sides of the canvas, so the piece can be hung without framing.
All in all, I was pretty happy with my first efforts at playing with Koi!
This print is available in my etsy shop here.