When I saw these textured panels, I knew they were for me. Here's how to make your very own fishscale panels~~
Gather your materials:
:: 2" punch (or a circle template, scissors, and a lot of patience)
:: cardboard, cut to your preferred panel size
:: trim or a picture frame without the glass
Use a 2" punch to punch out about a million circles. I used old paint chips and posterboard. I liked mixing the different finish of the paint chips and shiny/matte sides of the poster board to add subtle texture to the finished panel.
Next, individually staple the circles onto your cardboard in rows. Every other row should be offset, so that you have a fishscale pattern (this means that you will have half a circle hanging off the edge of your cardboard on the offset rows).
I used mostly metallic gold, with a little matte gold and bronze that I had on hand.
I used a metallic oil rubbed bronze paint on the frames, but I'm thinking about doing something lighter instead. Pewter/gold mix? Not sure yet.
|I love how you can see them shimmer anytime you walk past the foyer|