Hi friends! I kept seeing these glass globes in antiques shops and import shops I I wondered what they were. I knew they must be nautical but I didn’t know exactly what they were or how they were used.
It turns out that Japanese fishermen used to use them to keep the top edges of their nets afloat in the ocean and then they would cut them free after they pulled in their catch so they would wash up on shore for beach combers to find. You can see me paint this and learn more facts about Japanese fishing floats in today’s video! If you would like a real time narrated tutorial of this project you can find it in Critique Club.
Supplies (Affiliate links used)
- QoR watercolors: 24 set, 12 color set, high chroma set of 6 *if you are new to QOR and what to try a 6 set of unique colors go with this one! *12 pan set also available *Also check Blick for QoR Watercolors as they are often cheaper than Amazon especially if you want to buy a couple tubes to try instead of sets!
- Fabriano artistico paper on Amazon or blick
- Creative mark mimik brushes
- Prismacolor pencils on Amazon or Blick (Open stock availabe)
I hope you enjoyed this project! I love nautical themes, and painting glass so this ticks all the boxes for me LOL! Happy crafting!