Make a fish print
This is a sample
that I got from the Chesapeake Art Gallery. I thought
you might like to see the real thing.
I think these prints are beautiful. Gyotaku is a
Japanese art form for printing fish. I've read several
accounts of how it started but this one is my favorite.
Gyotaku was used to keep a record of the fish caught in very
No fisherman's tale with this kind of record.
When I saw this stamp available in the past sale at Inka Stamps,
I just had to get it. Unfortunately, Inka is no longer selling stamps. But,
she has some wonderful collage items, some freebies, and a very
This is my version of Gyotaku. Both stamps used are Inka stamps.
I stamped using a multcolored stamp pad but I think next time
I will sponge on the ink and make it more like a real fish.
To see more samples of this type of stamping here is a
gallery by Fred B. Mullet. He also does some beautiful nature prints.
He carries a line of stamps also.