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This is a traditional Japanese form of painting


Material

  • 1 Bottle of blotting ink
  • 1 Fish
  • 1 Large piece of art paper or fabric

Method

  1. This uses the actual fish to leave an impression on your paper or fabric, so catch or obtain a whole fish (we do it with any especially big or special fish caught)
  2. Wash the fish's natural slime off and cover it in ink
  3. Roll the fish gently onto the paper or fabric once, you only do one side so start from the top spine and roll down

Notes

This is a very delicate way of recording a special fish, please be kind and make sure the fish has been humanely put to sleep and only kill fish you intend to eat!




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  • mle00
    • 19 Mar 2014
      3:52 pm

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  • There’s so much detail left behind, so very life like. I don’t come into contact with real fish though so not an option for me

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  • Very crafty and original but I’m not sure about using a real fish. Thank you for the idea


    • I am with you I probably won’t use a real fish either



      • Maybe an adult craft more so than child

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  • So incredibly beautiful – I really didn’t expect the instructions to be what they were – like the effect, but not sure I would do it – not quite sure why. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  • It’s a nice idea but I’m not going to try it with my toddler.

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  • that is superb try to attempt

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  • What a wonderful idea for a keepsake to do after a day of fishing between daddy and kiddies

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  • Thanks for sharing; a very interesting and unique idea!.

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  • I wouldn’t want to eat it with the ink been put all on it :/

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  • Thanks for sharing this creative idea; looks very effective.

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  • this is a great effect that you get


    • CHEERS FOR POSTING THIS GREAT ART IDEA. FRAME THIS AND PUT IT ON THE WALL.

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  • Very creative way for a fish

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  • Wow, totally different to other ideas but in a good way, quite creative, would not have thought of this myself.

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  • wow would never have thought of this, kids would love this

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  • This is such an interesting idea! The fish outline looks so accurate and clear!

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  • Odd idea. I fish and then eat them but I don’t know about coating them in ink, I suppose it would make for a very lifelike stamp.

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