Step 3: Drill the holes and paint
- A dremel tool or drill with small bit
- Assorted acrylic paints
- Assorted paint brushes
- Clear gloss spray paint
- 2 Seashells (or buttons) for the eyes
- White Glue
- A Lure for hanging (optional)
- A cord, string or fishing line for hanging.
- A single earring or bead to hang from the tummy. (optional)
Use the white acylic to paint the entire fish, including what you can reach in the cavity.
Using a dremel, drill a hole at the top of the fish for hanging. If you're going to hang a bead or earring from the tummy, WAIT and do this after the fish is hanging so you can gauge where to drill the hole.
When the white acrylic paint has dried, it's time for you to start the decorative painting. Have FUN!!! Be as creative and colorful as you desire!!!
The Eyeballs: Pre-paint a couple of seashells (or buttons) and glue them into place as pictured.
Once you've finished your Fish Masterpiece (and the paint and glue have dried) give the Fish a few coats of clear gloss spray paint and a dusting of glitter.
Your Fish Art is ready to hang on display. You can hang it using a Lure or hook with heavy fishing line or just tie it with a cord.
If you're adding a dangling bead or earring to accent the tummy cavity, hang the fish up first so you can determine where to drill the hole for this.
I've painted more than a dozen fish in all sorts of fun and crazy designs. (They make wonderful gifts!)
Step 4 includes a picture Gallery to give you some ideas.
ALSO: If you'd like to paint an intricate scene on the sides of your fish, measure and cut out a few sheets of paper to glue onto the ribcage. See the last few pictures in Step 4 for a visual. ;-)