Remember when i said i had mermaids swimming in my head? No i am not going mad i just had a lot of craft ideas using mermaids at the time. Well i have an artist trading block to share using the Spirit Of A Mermaid stamp set designed by Susan K Weckesser
This started off as a plastic toy pirate chest. I painted it with Prima Rust Paste and once the first layer had dried, i added heavy gel medium and sprinkled on blue glass sand and added moss. I then added resin shells and other bits in order to make it look like it had been in the water for awhile.
Before i stuck the block together i gave it a coat of blue acrylic paint and then once it had dried i used a fish scale stencil over the whole thing using DecoArt modelling paste and left it to set. Then i used two different shades of blue acrylic paint over the top,painting each one half way up the front. I finished off by using the green iridescent paint for added shimmer.
I stamped out the mermaid and coloured her in before i cut her out.
I made the tail using a silicone mould and paper clay and left it to air dry. I then painted it green and covered it in Wow embossing powder before setting it all with a heat gun. I added a cute little mermaid heat on the fin to finish.
The rest of the pieces are covered in rust paste and moss for that undersea look. I love the mermaid pearls as they look like bubbles.
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