It’s made on a 6×6″ canvas that’s gallery wrapped and 1.5″ thick. Loaded down the first layer with modeling paste for texture, then sprayed tons of Shimmerz paints on to create a multi-colored background of aquas and blues. On top of that I applied some acrylic medium and sprinkled on iridescent flakes and shiny little beads.
The mermaid and gears look like metal with a rich patina, but that’s just Pebeo iridescent paints in Blue Black and copper, applied to die cut chipboard pieces (“chippies”) from Creative Embellishments. I topped everything off with a few metal watch parts and pieces.
This is one of my March entries in their challenge contest over at Creative Embellishments. The inspiration for this month’s challenge is this picture:
And the “twist” is “why I’m lucky.”
I’m inspired by the ethereal look of the sky in this picture, and I try to apply that to all my mixed media works. And, I’m lucky because I live only 90 minutes from the ocean and I love all things nautical and aquatic (could you tell?) I never thought I’d get this close to the beach! It sure is nice, and I’m a very lucky, fortunate girl.
Here are a few other views of the piece: