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Friday, 26 February 2010

Jiggy Mermaid!

'Alter a jigsaw piece' is the theme over on the Flickr group 'Art 'n' Soul' and the theme is 'monochrome ... interpret any way you wish'. 

I used an old jigsaw piece from a child's puzzle measuring approximately 5" square at it's largest points.  Rather than going with black and white I used different shades of blue.

I peeled off the shiny picture from the jigsaw piece and coated it with some gesso.  Once that dried, I sprayed it with some Colour Wash (Stream).  I rubber stamped around the edges and embossed that with two different colours of blue.

For the mermaid, I coloured her (air dried clay) face and (card) body with some alcohol ink (Pool) and dressed her with some nylon netting type fabric.  I cut her tail from card and stuck on some of the tissue I had used to protect my desk when spraying on the colour wash.  Over the top of that I stuck some more of the blue netting with Matte Accents and sprinkled in some Beadazzles.

As there wasn't much contrast between the background and the mermaid, I sprayed her with some Glimmer Mist (Marshmallow).  On reflection I probably should have used Glossy, rather than Matte accents on the tail, but it has given it a dry, grungy look - just like it's been underwater too long!

8 comments:

Belinda said...

Sherry she is stunning, you are so talented at dolls and paper art I am jealous ;)Take care
Belinda

Gez said...

Wow your mermaid is absolutely stunning. I love your photo with all the different elements you have used & her colour is gorgeous.

Hope you have a lovely weekend Sherry.xx

Carolands said...

This is such a beautiful colour, well the whole project is beautiful, so much detail in a small object. Fantastic work!

Carol x

Cindy Is Crafty said...

She is AWESOME, Sherry! I love her!

Artyfax said...

wow this is stunning indeed, wonderful piece

Debs said...

I love your work, really funky and cool. Debs H

bad penny said...

Wow ! love her

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