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Monday, 8 January 2018

mermaid queen (by Veronica)

 The first post of 2018, so I would like to wish everyone a very happy New Year, even if it is a bit late.
I have a canvas from the last months seaside themed shows to share today.
A 7" canvas board, that started out being sprayed with some very elderly blue and green glimmer mist sprays,,,,,, I was surprised that some of them still worked! I used some pearlescent paste through a wood grain stencil to represent movement in the water, then sprayed again with the blue that worked. I sponged blue acrylic paint through the silhouette palace stencil, then randomly across the canvas below it.
The mermaid queen was  stamped onto white card with black versafine, clear embossed, then painted using equally elderly H2O paints. I fussy cut her out, and also several shells and the starfish to create the foreground. I used micro beads glued below the shells to create the sand on the sea bed, though they don't show up on the photo.
The small mermaid was stamped directly onto the board using distress ink, as I wasn't worried about a clear image. The bubbles were some very ancient pearl drops in silver - it's surprising what you find when you are forced to do a major clear up!
Thee are some lovely ideas coming up from the rest of the team, just what you need to brighten up the dull rainy weather we have now.


  1. Absolutely beautiful canvas, fabulous colours and design, lovely texture and brilliant composition of images, Kate x

  2. This would look good on my bathroom wall! Its beautiful.

  3. This is absolutely stunning and the shells look 3D. The background also has a great depth to it and allows the mermaid to be the star of the show. The colouring on here is exceptional too and this canvas would grace any wall. Happy crafting, Sandra x

  4. This is gorgeous Veronica.
    Linda xxx

  5. Wonderful scene, such a great creation!

  6. Lovely, perfect cutting , don't think I could manage it .


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