'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!