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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mermaid Time in My Oz

I just bought a lovely new mermaid image by Rick St. Dennis from his Zibbet Store which is has a huge selection of digital images!  I also received the same week a fabulous grand prize winning of 5 complete sets of stencils from the Artists Cellar!  So I took a piece of cardboard and made a canvas from it!

The image is "Undersea Ballet" by Rick St. Dennis colored with Prisma colored pencils.  The cardboard was covered with gesso. I let that dry and then traced around the mermaid with a light blue Distress marker to keep from adding texture under her I used the water set of stencils and the bubble stencil from it to apply DecoArt modeling paste which dries transparent. I sprayed with glimmer mists from Lindy's Gang Sprays and DecoArt shimmer sprays.  Blues and green on the bottom and pinks, oranges, and golds on top.

Then glued her down with Tim Holtz's media matte medium.  I stamped the sentiment in black at the top "Dance Deep into the abyss" by Smeared Ink.

She was made for me! No challenges although I may enter her into some but I wanted this for myself!  And I love how she turned out!  Not perfect, I smeared the sentiment and thought it was fixed until I took a photograph, but I still enjoy looking at her!


  1. Nanette this is gorgeous stamping and colouring. Just adore the background you created for her.
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  2. Love everything about this creation Nanette! Gorgeous colouring & the background is wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us at My Whimsical Little World....good luck!

  3. Happy you're with us in the TIMI challenge from the Craft Stamper. Gorgeous project!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  4. Thank you so much for joining in our first ever challenge over on the My Whimsical Little World Challenge Blog.

    Gorgeous backing and a great RSD image. Gorgeous colouring as always.

    I hope you will join us again for future monthly anything goes challenges, there are always wonderful images up for grabs.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa MWLW DT Member xxxx

  5. Absolutely beautiful piece! Thank you for joining us at My Whimsical Little World Challenge Blog, good luck!

  6. What a fabulous project! So happy you could join us at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge!

  7. This cardboard canvas has stunning background and pretty image...awesome project Nanette. I love your work so much! Thank you for entering STAMPlorations July Mixed Media Challenge. I hope to see you again this month. Have a nice day Nanette :)
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