Garage Sale Sushi

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You never know what you will find at a garage sale!  Since I have quit my hoarder ways even when I find something fabulous….if an idea doesn’t pop in my head immediately I don’t purchase it despite it’s fabulous-ness.  Fortunately when I saw the fish wall hanging it said “sushi”.

 

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I guess the biggest hint of a “sushi” theme was the ceramic fish was segmented and I pictured a beautiful tray of sushi rolls all lined up!

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I got the canvas at JoAnn’s Fabric Store and the original plan was for the fish to be off center, but it is heavy and I needed to balance the weight more evenly.

When the acrylic paint was drying I disguised the holes with rhinestones which was a serendipity of design+need to cover the holes!

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I originally planned to have the Scrabble letters say “SUSHI” but it looked a little small, so it got switched to “I LOVE SUSHI”.

 

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I was thinking of simulating a wave when I glued down the Scrabble letters.  Don’t the letters look cute with a border of gold Ranger Stickles?  I think it adds so much and makes it look more fun.

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I added acrylic peach polka dots to the edge and took a gold felt pen to add a whimsical scalloped edge.

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Finishing touches were chop sticks painted in the peach acrylic, a black annealed wire hook (attached with Aleene’s Tacky glue and two looped hangers.

I had this piece finished in time for my Featured Artist Show at Sunrose Gallery and was notified last week that it SOLD….. Yay!

I’m so glad I found the fish wall hanging!  It was fun to repurpose :  )

 

 

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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