Saturday, 18 April 2009

Mermaid Paper Doll

Isn't she lovely - well, I think so, especially her wild hair! Being underwater most of the time plays havoc with your hair so I must recommend a good conditioner - lol!

I've joined a new Yahoo group called Fantastic Flat Paper Dolls and this month's theme is 'Mermaids'. Well, I've never made a mermaid before but really enjoyed making the tail! The base is two layers of card (the back is covered with a scrapbook paper) and on the tail I used some self adhesive silver tape (I think it's what electrican's use, but for what I don't know!). I embossed it free hand to make a scaley effect then coloured it with a few different alcohol inks. I had trouble finding a top for her. I wanted her to have a bikini top but couldn't find anything suitable (much like me when I'm getting dressed these days - lol) In the end I used some more of the silver foil and made her a little triangular shaped top. Her face is moulded for air dry clay and coloured with pens and chalks and her hair is some gorgeous fibres which are incredibly soft and fluffy.

She is jointed at the arms and under the belly button. I think I'll have to make another one to keep for myself so I can play with the hair all day! Help someone.....please!!!!!!!!! LOL


Pattie said...

Shes LOVELY !!lol she really is

Dee said...

I love her, she is gorgeous. x

Margarita Korioth said...

It is a beautiful mermaid. I LOVE the faces you do from air dry clay.

Thank you very much for taking the time and writting me back explaining how you painted the faces; that is something I would like to try.

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous gorgeous mermaid!!

WendyK said...

Fabulous mermaid, I love the whole thing. I joined that group ages ago, and haven't found the time to do anything. One day

Sherry Edwards said...

testing, testing!