The eye is a bit difficult...and I'm not sure I got it in the right place, but it is a glass animal eye from JHB Buttons. The dots on the trout's back are regular washers from the hardware store which I painted with Adirondack alchol dyes. I then placed a black sequin over the top and held it with a black seed bead. If you're wondering why I chose to use the washers, we were supposed to use something metal in our work. Since I had just participated in an unconventional materials challenge, I thought these were just the thing for this idea.
I wanted to capture the trout just after it landed back into the water after leaping for a bug....so you have the disturbance of the splash as well as the ripples from the stream.
I then over-laid many bits and pieces of sheers, topping it off with a grey sheer which I pleated and hand stitched to make it go in the right directions.
I hope to do a series on game fish. I have several ideas for working on various trout and salmon.....and perhaps there's a bluegill and a sunfish in my future.
Once again, I'm participating with Nina-Marie Sayre's Off-the-wall Friday Fiber blog roll. Take a look at her website and explore all the other wonderously fiberous things.