I've always loved drawing mermaids and fairies.
This little mermaid was cut from my Cricut out of my Gel Press™ prints.
The background was carved out of corrugated cardboard. The seaweed was collaged with book print and then covered in gelatos. I love that they are sheer enough to let the print show throw yet still give a nice color. The ocean was painted using my DecoArt acrylic paints.
I have come to embrace my handwriting and have learned 2 things. You need to focus on boldness and spacing and it usually works out fine.
Her tail was covered with bead glitter, just love this stuff for sparkly dimension.
"I just love mermaids. I was a mermaid in my past life. I just feel it when I go in the sea. I just feel a connection there between me, and the water, and the fish - they speak to me - and the shells - they ring out to me."
entering in The Mixed Media Monthly challenge #25
for their second anniversary