Saturday, June 18, 2016

Ocean child

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."
 Ella Henderson

for their second anniversary


Art Joy of Sharing with Peg and Shel said...

Sweet little mermaid and project!

Craftychris said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous colour and I love your mermaid! xxx

Pam said...

Your mermaid looks beautiful! I love the colors and how you curled up the ends of her hair. The glitter was the perfect touch for her tail!

Vicki-Ann said...

Your mermaid is lovely so clever to make her out of Gel prints adds so much detail to her. said...

I agree with everyone.. can i have it? lovely!

Unknown said...

Sandee, LOVE this!! Love the texture from the cardboard, the collaged seaweed and the mermaid!! Just perfect! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge's 2nd Anniversary!!

Unknown said...

Love the mermaid and sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge for our 2nd Anniversary Celebration!!