Gyotaku with Rubber Fish

On Saturday night after going out for dinner and a movie with friends,  Tracie took me to her car and passed off a big grocery bag full of rubber fish. WOW! I was so excited! Tracie teaches 4th grade at an elementary school here in Albany. She is gearing up to change schools so everything had to leave her room. Fish included! A huge thanks to Tracie for such a generous gift!!!!!

Fish printing without the smell or slime will be so much fun and a great project for both kids and adults.  Granted, I truly gained much bliss from standing on the banks of Carol’s pond and wish to do so again soon. I already have some interested adults ready to come experience non-fishy fish and I’ll do a test run on my neighbors kids in a couple of weeks when they start to get bored by summer break.

Here are a couple of images of the assorted fish and prints taken using stamp pads to ink up the little devils!

fish assort

bluegill 1

Tracie fish

Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

2 thoughts on “Gyotaku with Rubber Fish

  1. Like this, so glad no live floppy ones, tho that would make interesting prints, if elephants can paint, why not fish?

    1. 🙂
      The rubber ones come dead, so no need to kill them. I’ll have to give them a try one of these days again… when I get time….

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