As promised, here are the painted wooden fish I made for my mum’s birthday after she complained that she could not find ‘fish baubles’ for our Christmas tree. I purchased the fish shapes on eBay, made from plywood and costing around £3, these fish where great value and perfect for what I needed.
Here are the original ceramics:
I tried to copy the original tiles as best I could using acrylics including metallic paints to make the colours pop a bit. However as the colours soaked into the wood and dried they dulled significantly so I used Galleria Gloss Varnish to bring the colours back to life. I then used some matching colour beads and 24 gauge beading wire to form the hooks for the tree.
Overall I am really pleased at how they came out, they did take a long time to paint, however hand made gifts usually do! I really enjoyed making them and my mum really loved them. Hopefully in years to come we will continue to put them on the Christmas tree.
Happy Christmas Everyone! x