A wee while ago I received the most beautiful stamp set from Oxford Impressions, Mystical Mermaids. (also available from That’s Crafty) So far I have only shared one piece of artwork, at the That’s Crafty blog.
As soon as I saw the Calico Craft Parts shell (in the largest size) I knew it was the perfect substrate for a Mystical Mermaid. I had never made a purchase from Calico Craft Parts before so wasn’t sure what to expect regarding quality of the pieces. I am not affiliated with Calico Craft Parts in any way but I have to say that the MDF was a joy to work on. On the shell, there is a lovely, not quite sure how to describe other than an etched design into the shell which even with the application of paint, you can still see that outline. I didn’t use Gesso to prep the surface, I simply dived right in and applied the paints.There she rests, perched upon a starfish as she ponders life at the bottom of the ocean, with the sway of the coral around her. Her hair glistens from the fish scales which become trapped within the tangle of the waves of her hair.Three or so paint colours were applied onto the shell, a mixture of Frescos and also Martha Stewart metallic acrylics with a hint of mica flakes for added shimmer.The seahorse is her friend and confidant. The time whiles away as she shares her secrets, her fears and her hopes to the seahorse.A jumble of sea related items including stamped shells, all resting on a piece of driftwood.
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25 Sep 2015 19 Comments