Handmade Fish Scale Technique

Handmade Fish Scale Technique

Julie Heyer

I spotted something fishy on Pinterest the other day. It was a clever DIY wall hanging made from punched circles. I knew that it would make a terrific card using papers from this month's Lakes Collection. Here is how it came together. 1. Punch 1" circles from Lakes Dark Teal, Light Teal and Mint papers.

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Create an 8.5x11 document with four different backgrounds from the Lakes digital collection.

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Print onto 8.5x11" white paper.

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Punch 1" circles from the hybrid print, leaving the outside perimeter in tact.

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Arrange the 1" circles into a pleasing pattern.

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Cover a 4.25x5.5" piece of white paper with adhesive (ATG tape used below).

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Keeping the circles in stacks according to the chosen pattern, attach to the white adhesive-covered paper.

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Continue to layer circles in an overlapping "scale" formation until paper is covered.

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Trim fish scale paper to 3.75x5".

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Attach the panel to one of the punched prints trimmed to 4x5.25". (I just couldn't let those pieces go to waste!)

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Create a unique sentiment using the Lakes Digital Collection quotes and alphas. Print onto white paper.

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Trim sentiment and layer onto silver mesh or other material. (Special thanks to Lynn Borders who sent me a section of this unique mesh to use as a texture for my Gelli Plate. It makes a great embellishment, too!)

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What do you think of this "upscale" card? Stay tuned for my next post when I will share a layout using some of the extra punched circles and papers. See you then!

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