Use pencil to draw the line for the sea floor onto the canvas. Use a palette knife to add the Texture Stucco to the canvas. Using an old scruffy brush, touch it to the stucco and then lift straight up.
Use Spa Blue and paint a couple of inches above the sea floor section. Then use Taffy Cream on the remainder of the background.
Use a dry brush method to blend the two layers together. Simply dip your brush in paint then run the bristles across a rag or paper towel to remove the excess. You want to get a lot of the paint off so that when you touch the canvas with the brush you have to really apply pressure for paint to show up.
Use pencil to draw on the seaweed and painted them with Green Mist. Mix a little Green Mist with black and with white for a little shading and highlighting. Next, use a household sponge to add color to the sea floor. Dip the sponge into the paint and dabb off the excess onto a soft cloth. The first color I added was Desert Sand followed by touches of Natural Buff. For the background, I used Natural Buff over the Taffy Cream. To add more highlights, I used Light Buttermilk.
Cut out the fish patterns and trace around them with a pencil, then add in the few details. You could also use transfer paper for this step.
Use the Americana Writer to trace the pencil lines for the fish. This has to dry for a few hours. Once it is dry, use the sponge to add Coral Blush to the center fish and Orange Twist to the two end fish. Dab all the way around the fish and a bit inside as well. To add the highlights in the center of the fish use Light Buttermilk. Finally, use Soft Black to add the eyes and the stripe on the fish on the left. Once everything is dry give it two coats of Americana Acrylic Sealer spray in matte finish.
This project for 3D Tropical Fish on Canvas was printed from CraftsbyAmanda.com - https://craftsbyamanda.com/3d-tropical-fish-painting-canvas/ and can only be printed for education or personal use.