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Powertex Fish
Create an underwater world with these cheerful fish, crafted from Powertex, Stryofoam and paperdeco. Make different types and faces for a fun effect and grow your very own shoal of underwater friends. Use the fish to decorate a nursery or a themed party!

Posted by Vaessen Creative from Nuth, Limburg, The Netherlands • Published See Vaessen Creative's 29 projects »
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You Will Need

Powertex paperdeco 500g jeans
Styrofoam balls Ø15cm
Powertex transparent 500g
Googly eyes adhesive 15 mm. 8 pcs.
Eye pin 32mm x30 gold
Hemp cord assortiment 4x10m spring
Vaessen Creative brush nylon hair 607 #3/4"
  • How to make a decoration. Powertex Fish - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take a Stryofoam ball with a 12 or 15cm diameter. Cut a piece of Powertex paperdeco to size, large enough to cover the ball.

  • How to make a decoration. Powertex Fish - Step 2
    Step 2

    Spread the transparent Powertex over the ball and cover it in the sheet of paperdeco. Cover the paperdeco in Powertex again.

  • How to make a decoration. Powertex Fish - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pin the paper down on one side using eye pins to start sculpting the tail.

  • How to make a decoration. Powertex Fish - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut out two small pieces of paperdeco and cover them in Powertex. This will form the fins.

  • How to make a decoration. Powertex Fish - Step 5
    Step 5

    We will make the eye sockets using two little pieces of paperdeco. Cover these in the Powertex too, and stick the googly eyes below them.

  • How to make a decoration. Powertex Fish - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use the same technique to sculpt the mouth.

  • How to make a decoration. Powertex Fish - Step 7
    Step 7

    To make spines, thread beads onto eye pins. Stick these into the fish as you see fit.

  • How to make a decoration. Powertex Fish - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut a piece of hemp cord and pin it to the top of the fish with an eye pin. Secure it down well with Powertex.

  • How to make a decoration. Powertex Fish - Step 9
    Step 9

    Once everything is thoroughly dry, you can hang the fish from the cord.

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