Sardines are a big part of Portugal folklore and have been represented in many ways and all sorts of materials. I was recently asked to make a key chain featuring a sardine and thought of trying out the ticker tape technique for the scales of the fish.
It was kind of complicated as this particular sardine is very very small, a baby sardine if you will, but my sister (the person who asked for it) is adamant on the size. I couldn't believe how tricky it was to work with such small pieces of fabric.
This is the final version. A colorful, cheerful baby sardine :)