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New Gyotaku Japanese Fish Printing on Cloth) Wahoo and Ocotpus

Old 06-20-2014, 04:41 AM
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Default New Gyotaku Japanese Fish Printing on Cloth) Wahoo and Ocotpus

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Old 06-20-2014, 05:03 AM
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ewww... that octopus looks slimy to handle
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Interesting! Would be interesting to make a fish tank with the creatures in it.
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Woah..wait..this is made using REAL fish and octopus as your "stamps"!?!

Never seen this before...how wild!!

As a vegetarian....nope, not for me. I'm a wuss and wouldn't be able to handle touching the dead critters. But very interesting, and the results do look cool!

Maybe it'd work with a plastic fish & octopus, THEN I could do it! LOL
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great prints. love the octopus the best
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Old 06-21-2014, 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
ewww... that octopus looks slimy to handle
Very soft and slimy. Have you been to Sea World and petted the Manta Rays? It feels just like that. When I do the Gyotaku, sounds silly, but I thank them and bless them, handle them with respect. Just like the Indians do after a hunt.
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great prints. love the octopus the best
Thank you Lynnie! I am always amazed at how they turn out!!!!
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Originally Posted by Sewnoma View Post
Woah..wait..this is made using REAL fish and octopus as your "stamps"!?!

Never seen this before...how wild!!

As a vegetarian....nope, not for me. I'm a wuss and wouldn't be able to handle touching the dead critters. But very interesting, and the results do look cool!

Maybe it'd work with a plastic fish & octopus, THEN I could do it! LOL
LOL! I love the surprise in your letter!! You can do a Gyotaku Google search. Fish Printing has been around forever! You will never get the nuances of the real versus plastic. Hey I do 'veggie' stamping too!!! LOL!!
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Originally Posted by jetayre View Post
Interesting! Would be interesting to make a fish tank with the creatures in it.
Cool idea!
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Originally Posted by Sewnoma View Post
Woah..wait..this is made using REAL fish and octopus as your "stamps"!?!

Never seen this before...how wild!!

As a vegetarian....nope, not for me. I'm a wuss and wouldn't be able to handle touching the dead critters. But very interesting, and the results do look cool!

Maybe it'd work with a plastic fish & octopus, THEN I could do it! LOL
Check www.dickblick.com for the rubbery versions of different aquatic species used for this....I have played with gyotaku but usually from the rubber fish, not real ones. And if you want a little history lesson, just Google gyotaku....
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