I think you all know by now that I am a sucker for mermaids. I decided to break out my chipboard mermaid stash to create a mixed media canvas.
I started with a 5x7 canvas board( I added a skimpy layer of gesso to the board) and several paint colors. I used my fingers to smear on the paint.
Once the paint dried I added Glimmermists in several colors. I sprayed them really close to the board and let them run down. I dried them with my heat tool. I added a bit of tissue wrap just for interest on the background. I adhered it using a gel medium.
Next, I grabbed my Mixed Media Fragments and used the circle piece. I painted and sprayed it until I got a good green color. I added a bit of tan using a sponge just to break up the greens. Using a stencil I pounced my embossing ink through the stencil and then added Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powder. I reheated some areas of the embossing powder and added gold foil. I glued the fragment to the board.
I chose one of the larger Mermaid images and embossed her using Onyx Frost. To make her tail shimmery colors I used Perfect Pearls.
The Crown was finger painted using the Distress Paint and then embossed with Fractured Ice. I used sticky backed pearls for the jewels. You will see on the final photos that I changed some of the jewels and I used real stones instead.
Once I glued all of the bits on the board I added in some rubs ons and scribbled some gel pen.
Here is a photo when I finished it and sitting on my desk.
Here are a couple beauty shots outside.
I hope you enjoy!
I'm also entering this into the Simon says stamp Monday challenge.http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8405