What you need:
Fish scales (preferably the big ones)
Glue stick and glue gun stick
Papel de japon
Fish scaler or knife
What you will do:
- Remove scales by scraping the fish with a fish scaler or the dull edge of a knife. Use short strokes from tail to head. Select the bigger ones that you have scraped. (Certain varieties of fish have big scales.)
- Wash the scales thoroughly in water until the slimy substance and unpleasant smell is removed.
- Remove the scales from the water using a strainer. Afterwards, let them dry under the sun for two days.
- In one cup of water, dissolve one tablespoon of dye and 1/8 tablespoon of salt. Soak the dried scales in the dye solution.
- Let the scales sit in the solution for 15 minutes so the scale will absorb the color from the dye.
- Next, place the scales under the sun for 1 hour or until these are completely dried.
- Using a glue gun, attach the scales on a stick and form a rose.
- Wrap the stick with papel de japon. Attached three to four pieces of artificial leaves on the stick for the final touch.
►Michael Schirber, The New Mystery of Water. http://www.livescience.com/environment/041201_water_bodns.html
►Martin Chaplin, Explanation of the Phase Annomalies of Water (P1-P2). http://www.isbu.ac.uk/water/explain.html