Mr Fishie Finished

 

Here is Mr Fishie, finished!

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I added the zig zag plate – this is an unusual plate available from the Thistle Thread website. It’s much finer than the ‘usual’ flat plate. I don’t have any flat plate in my stash at the moment, or I’d do a comparison photo for you. The total zig-zag width is a bit narrower than flat plate from memory. http://www.thistle-threads.com/shop/sundries/metaltrims.html tho it’s sold out at the moment.

Adding the moss really added life and dimensionality to the piece.

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Two sides of the box down, three to go!!

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12 Responses
  1. Sue Jones says:

    The moss does add a lot of life to the pond. I really like the shading on the background, too.

    • Megan says:

      It’s a traditional shading for a 17thC hillock. I don’t know why I went for hillock shading rather than the browns and greens of a grotto, but I did. It’s bright and lively.

  2. Rachel says:

    The moss and the zig zag plate do make a difference, don’t they. What did you use for the moss?
    I love the smug little smile on Mr Fishie’s face, by the way – he looks as though he knows something we don’t…

  3. Janet Brandt says:

    Hi Megan,
    Beautiful work! I really enjoyed your step by step photos in the last post. I am never patient enough to do that but I think it tells the story of how things are made.
    And now Mr Fishie is done! The zig zag plate, the moss; perfect finishing touches.
    Janet

  4. Francesca says:

    Hey ! do I have the permission for launching a fishing rod in the pool and catch him?
    It’s so real …lovely job !

  5. Laura says:

    Oh, he’s quite marvelous! I just read the step-by-step too, and it was quite illuminating.

  6. Megan says:

    I was so pleased I got the sizing right – quite fiddly. There was a little paring down of the felt padding to get it perfect.

  7. Lovely job the plate and moss are great finishing touches. I was ready to order me some of that zig zag plate until you said it was back ordered!!

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