For my background I brushed gesso onto a 8 X 9 panel of Mixed media paper, let dry and spread crackle paste mixed with blue and yellow Brusho powder onto a Sea Bubbles stencil.
I used a wavy crackle paste to cut a mermaid tail and dropped on violet and blue Dr Ph. Martins watercolor paints and spritzed with water to spread them. I also used the same method to color behinds the crackle paste bubbles which never did crackle. Must be old product to blame.
I spread glass beads onto the mermaid tail and it really shimmers. For her body I searched my computer to find this treasure long saved I resized her to fit the tail. Added pearls and ribbon to blend her to the tail and a clam and pearl brad for a crown.
Then I stamped text onto light blue torn edge distressed paper and added near the mermaid to break up the clash of textures.
I added oceana themed diecuts. Jelly fish, seahorses, seaweeds memory box waves on music script. . Did some white gel pen highlights on a few bubbles and subtle pencil shading. The textures made it hard to do too much of that.
I trimmed the size to 6 X81/2 and I smudged the edge with Golden Burnt Umber thinned with blending Medium
Date: Friday, January 11, 2019 GMT Views: 444
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 5672
Thu, Jan 24, 2019 @ 6:53 PM
I was so sure I had commented on this magical creation, oh it must have been in the chat thread. SuZ I love every inch of this!!!! You sure nailed this adventure. I keep scrolling back and seeing something I missed - WOW!!!!
Please don't take your organs to heaven - heaven knows we need them here.