Wednesday, April 17, 2013

verbiage: noun

 
a profusion of words usually of little or obscure content
or
manner of expressing oneself in words : diction

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entering my mermaid 6 x 12" wall hanging in:
 
Anything but a Card - Challenge #17 April Showers ( water themed project )
 
The background was created with Ranger distress paints and Imagine's goosebump spray. I used bubble wrap to soften the colors and spread them out. After it dried I ran the sheet through the printer for the words using the Super Delicious BT font. Then I drew my mermaid with a Zig Ocean marker.
 
Her tail section began with some glitter paste, which gave her bottom half very nice texture. I then dropped Ranger alcohol inks into it which spread..dangerously so...but in the end I was able to keep them contained. But I admit it was a touch and go moment! I used Helmar 450 to attach the chains to her waist, throat and wrist.
 
One of my favorite parts to this wall hanging is the border I created with the Atlas maps. It's created with 2 strips which made for a nice inlay look to it. ( one strip is ½" and the other one is ¼", layering the ¼' strip on top of the wider one ) Her body and hair were created with Faber Castell geltos and various pens and markers. However, I still struggle with faces.

Lastly I added a few micro beads for her bikini top...I do usually make modest mermaids, ;)
 

18 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

simply stunning! awesome job

Jean said...

Wow - she is a work of art! Love all the details!

MaryH said...

Sandee, this is just beautiful. I'm admiring the micro beads..I just used some recently (poinsettia stamens) and had a heck of a time, adhering. (Used G.Accents) Yours look great. I really enjoyed reading the details of how you created the mermaid. I need to visit you & watch you work. I know it is fascinating! (Still no A.Art for me - YET!). I have the goosebumps...not used those either! (I buy stuff, don't use it!). TFS a wonderful art piece. Hope you have nice weather today. Hugs

Winnie said...

Just beautiful. I love how you did her tail, it is so perfect, so many blended shades, and the fun background. Her face is lovely too. I was given a bottle of "goosebumps" as a gift and I haven't figured out how to use it. I will give it a try. I love seeing the different mediums you use as I learn something new each time!

Craftychris said...

Stunning piece of work! Your drawing is amazing! I love her tail! xx

Nana said...

WOW this is gorgeous. Love that mermaid.

Have a creative day.
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Rita said...

She's beautifully 3D and richly colored. Love the saying, too. How true!! :)

Alison Scott said...

She is beautiful. Gorgeous in every detail.
Brilliant sentiment.

Meggymay said...

Wow, she is a beauty, love what you added to the tails and the other details,
Yvonne x

Carole Z said...

Superb! Love the addition of the microbeads! Carole Z x

Gita said...

What a beautiful mermaid. Love the micro beads covering her chest. And her hair is awesome, translucent! Love it. So I'll be in Asheville/Arden this weekend. :-)

Katie said...

Oh Sandee! I saw this on pinterest today and I love it! It is just beautiful!

CraftygasheadZo said...

She's fab! Love the micro beads and how you created her tail. Take care Zo xx

Julia S-W said...

I love your mermaids Sandee and I don't really know why you think you have trouble with the faces - looks great to me.
The textured effect you've achieved on the tail is stunning. I think it's great that she's modest - leaving something to the imagination is far more interesting surely?!! Great bikini top with the micro beads too.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Anything But A Card again - you are so loyal and we do appreciate it.
Juliaxx

mark gould said...

stunning colours and textures,I love the alcohol ink effect, it looks great. thanks for joining us at anything but a card x

Reel Girl said...

I love mermaids - I love this creation - simply amazing!

Kalea Wavedancer said...

You know I love this.

Angeline said...

How i wish I could draw like you.. beautiful!