These tropical fish pieces were all about texture and layering. Backgrounds were created with watered down tempera and plastic wrap to create an ocean like feel. On top of this base the children created seaweed using the sides of matt board to make prints and sponges to create coral effects. Their chalk pastel Angelfish were cut out and glued to pieces of foam core to give them a 3D effect. The clownfish or "Nemos" were glued directly to the painted background the give the piece dimension.