Monday, June 23, 2014

DecoArt makes beautiful glittery mermaids!

I am currently working on some pieces for my upcoming show called Caffeinated Art, and This mermaid loves tea canvas is full of whimsy and shine. I have to say that I truly love the DecoArts Inc. products and I thank then for letting me partake in this Glitter It! job.


I used the colors below to create her hair. First by using the Americana Marigold as a base, then adding both the Glamour Dust paints in Lemon Drop and Copper. After they dried I added more swirls of Americana Whispering Turquoise and Marigold, finishing off with the 3-D Gloss Enamel in black for accenting.

Her eyes were created by first painting a base coat with Americana Multi Surface Satin, then covering it with the Glamour Dust Aqua. After they dried I used the 3-D Gloss Enamel in the center for the pupil and using a straight pin to pull out the paint in a star burst pattern. Using the same pin to pull out her eyelashes

I used these 3 colors for the background straight from their bottles, Whispering Turquoise, Bahama Blue and Silver Twinkles writer. 
You can use this picture above as a reference to see how the Glamour Dust alters the color of Bahama Blue ( in the picture above the Bahama Blue is on the right side ) when layered over it.
This is a closeup of her top where I used the Glamour Dust Emerald over the Americana Bahama Blue. It really picked up the gold undertones.

On her tail I layered the Glamour Dust Aqua over the Americana Bahama Blue for a ultra rich looking blue!

And for the lower portion of her body, I mixed the Americana Bahama Blue with the Glamour Dusts, Aqua and Emerald.

And lastly, I hand sewed some beads onto her tail and around her hips..

I hope you enjoyed my mermaid, I know I really enjoyed the DecoArt products, they always make every project just a little more fun!

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23 comments:

Carole Z said...

Oh wow Sandee this is a beautiful piece of art and I love the way it's been displayed with the uplighting, stunning, hugs Carole Z X

Vicki said...

sandee, she is beautiful beyond words. All the detail. I am in awe, I know she will be hard to part with. You need to keep her and paint another one like her for the show. The hand beading and all the glamour dust really sets those colors off. Just breathtakingly beautiful Oh and the cup of tea is so sweet

Melissa said...

What an awesome piece! I have been looking for ways to add some sparkle to my creations and this looks like a great option! I love the way you create with so many details (and highlight those with the close-up photos).

Anonymous said...

Simply put that is GORGEOUS!

Kalea Wavedancer said...

:-) I feel so honored that you've taken to creating mermaid art. And to have tea also, it's like you're painting me. :-) I feel so much awe for this piece.

Kalea Wavedancer said...

:-) I feel so honored that you've chosen mermaids as your inspiration. And to have tea also, it's like you're painting me. I feel so my awe for this piece. I'm so proud of you. :-)

Jean said...

So sparkly and shiny and beautiful!!

Donna Lueders said...

She is just so beautiful Sandee. Decoart must be thrilled to have you on their team, you are so talented. Love it!!!

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

I am just so far beyond words when view this piece!! She is beyond lovely! I am totally in love with glitter, but I did not think I would like the paint.. but this and it's details are absolutely beautiful! YOU are going to be very successful at show!! Those sewn beads blow me a away! This project indeed was a labor of love! Congrats to you.. and DecoArt for successful projects!!

Sharon Estes said...

Wow Sander that is beautiful. Love the glamor dust paint and your idea of beading is very special

Pam said...

What a fabulous job you did on your beautiful sparkly mermaid! A true work of art from a very talented artist!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

katiebug92 said...

She is gorgeous, Sandee! I love anything tea themed though. She really is amazing, and I love the look of the gloss enamels, I've never tried them.

kmd said...

Love her! Why sew the beads instead of glue?

kmd said...

Love her! Why sewing and not glue?

Victoria said...

Super-wow..your mermaid being is simply amazing..beautiful color palette..she is a dazzling soul inside and out..awesome artwork!
Thanks for visiting me too.
Happy PPF
Victoria

debby epps said...

Wow beautiful. ..I need to get some of the Glitter dust :(

Ya Ya said...

Sandee, I saw this piece earlier when I checked FB on my break at work. I have thought about it all day wanting to post a comment that truly expressed my respect for your art. You are always on the cutting edge of techniques (hence all the finger pricks...haha). I am continually looking to see what you are working on or wondering what you will do next. This piece is fabulous on so many levels, but I have to admit that the Glitter dust and beading just this mermaid over the top. DecoArt is lucky to have you on their team. We are all lucky to have you as an example of how such a love of art and willingness to work hard towards your artist dream can bring such rewards. Your willingness to share, teach, help, guide and support others is truly your heartlight shining. I so wish I could watch you kill it at this show!

mytherapyroom said...

This piece is stunning Sandee and I'm loving the glimmer! Amazing products and they definitely make this piece as stunning as it is. You know I love your work my friend....and this is certainly no exception. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!
Huggsss,
Yvonne

Tamie Wilson said...

Simply stunning :)

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Wowowowow she is impressive. I love this piece of art. Good luck on your show.
Nicole/Beadwright

Miriam Hughes said...

I can't wait to see this in person! Getting closer!

Brandi Matos said...

Gorgeous as always Sandee!! Beautiful work :-)

Kalea Wavedancer said...

Hey, I've been thinking about this piece, and if you haven't already sold this, I'm buying it before someone snatches it away at your show.