This is another brainstorm that came to me at 3am. Oh boy, hubby just sighed and rolled his eyes, then rolled over and went back to sleep. I colored this vingette with my copic markers and because it is small in scale I had room for embellishment. But what??? Back to childhood memories of fishing trips and my Dad's favorite lure. I think it looked like the one I created, my family can correct me if I am wrong.
Anyway, I wanted the lure and wire to be a continuation of the theme in the focal image.
Here is a close look at the faux lure. I think it is pretty effective for it's purpose. Keep scrolling and I will give you a step by step process in it's creation.
First I used my smallest oval die to cut my shape. Then I colored it, you can do anything you want but I remember this to look like the "lucky lure" my dad had.
I then put it through my cuttlebug a second time to get that nice embossed ridge. I cut holes with my crop-a-dile on both ends for my eyelets to go in ....Later.
I did two coats of thick embossing powder. This does two things. It makes the colors just come to life and it makes it very shiny and appealing (to fish).
I secured a couple of eyelets with my crop-a-dile now that I was done embossing.
This was the fun/creative part. My hubby has these tiny pliers for his model RR set so I swiped them to help me manipulate my wire in the shape of a hook. I used a brad through my eyelet hole to secure my wire because I wanted a double hook. I found that a little heavier gauge of wire worked best for this.
The top tassle was super simple. I looped some heavy twine (from the dollar store) through my eyelet and then wrapped my fine string several times around to secure it. I tied it in a knot in the back.
And there you have it, your own fishing lure! Don't know if it would catch anything but the attention of a fisherman. I will probably save this card for my dad and see if he recognizes the lure!
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