Two fish, blue fish

I have a third alcohol ink background to share today. I think this one might be my favourite. I love the splash of colour above the waves. I didn’t set out to create the sea complete with wavy splashes above the surface; I just experimented with colours, ink and blending solution using a felt pad to lay colour over colour. The result was little bubbles but also excess spatter which is what made it so sea-like. I cut one fish out of sparkly dark blue cardstock and the other out of white.

I cut one fish out of sparkly dark blue cardstock and the other out of white. I ended up using the same blue cardstock for the card base and the white cardstock for a very narrow mat to frame the panel.

You probably recognise the title of today’s post as being taken from one of Dr Seuss’ delightful books. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue fish was one of my early favourites and one I used when teaching each of my children to read.


Dies: Fancy Fish
Inks: willow, turquoise alcohol inks (Ranger)
Paper: white yupo, neenah solar white, silver envelope

12 Comments on “Two fish, blue fish”

  1. Shauna Todd says:

    Beautiful background! I love that this card can work for anyone…even those different masculine cards.

  2. memalagene says:

    Awesome background, love the see through fish!

  3. Jean marmo says:

    So pretty!! loving the background and fishes!!

  4. Marianne says:

    So pretty and fun!

  5. Heather all your art is beautiful, I can’t explain how much you inspire me.

  6. Liz in NH says:

    So darn cute, can see doing this theme.

  7. ND says:

    Well done, Mr Zeuss

  8. Karen Jackson says:

    Who would have thought that two fish could be so delightful? Love the background too Heather. Thank you.

  9. Pat says:

    Another fabulous alcohol ink background Heather, and the two die cut fish over the top are just so pretty. A gorgeous card! x

  10. gorgeous background and very lovely card

  11. lirpastory says:

    Absolutely great background! April

  12. Karen Petitt says:

    I need to learn how to do this! Awesome art x

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