Sunday, 19 April 2009

Mermaid


This is an 8 x 6" piece created for the Mixed Media Monday Challenge, where the theme is mermaids. I started out by covering a piece of mount board with matt gel medium & tissue paper, layering it up to create texture and spraying with colour wash spray in Aqua, BlueBell and Grass Green. Next I applied the mermaid image to the centre and coated it with a layer of gel medium, then continued layering tissue and colour around it. Next I added some cheesecloth to create the illusion of fishing net. This also was sprayed with colour wash, and adhered with gel medium. I placed some tiny shells under the net at the bottom of the piece, and scattered some pearls around it too. I also added some pieces of fantasy film here and there, crumpling it up, attaching with gel medium, and heating with my heat gun. I added some silver and clear accent beads, and a little white pearl acrylic paint. Finally, a couple of coats of gloss lacquer to finish.
Please click on the image to see all the detail.

35 comments:

joanne wardle said...

fabulous texture

Kris Dickinson said...

I'm in total awe of this piece! It's beyond wonderful! - Kris

Suse said...

wonderful piece of textures and colours

Karen Valentine said...

Rachael, this piece is absolutely stunning!!! It is a true work of art. The whole piece really does evoke a feeling of water, serenity and beauty.

jacqueline said...

This is really beautiful Rachael

mixedmediamonday said...

Wow, Rachel - this is an amazing piece! Love it! Diane

Kersten said...

Awesome, Rachel - I'm floored! :)

Ozstuff said...

Amazing, stunning and so beautiful.

Diana Evans said...

WOW!~! this is wonderful...lovely work

Kelly said...

beautiful!

motivart said...

beautiful work!

Lynn Stevens said...

This is just gorgeous!

indybev said...

Lots of wonderful detail in this piece. I wish I had an art room so I could do more hands on art and room for lots of supplies. This made my fingers itch!!

Anne S. said...

Amazing!Great work.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is so beautiful! Great card!

herminesplace said...

Fantastic!

Femmy said...

fabulous piece!!!

Angela Sturm said...

It's gorgeous ! I love the colors and texture and all the details.

Astrid Maclean said...

A stunning piece, love everything about it!!

Anni's Art said...

What a wonderful piece of artwork, love the background and the colours.

Buffy said...

This is just gorgeous. Love the texture.

deb said...

Stunning piece, just love the texture and how you've tucked the little shells and pearls in amongst the layers.

Char said...

Your Mermaid is fabulous. Lovely background.

Amy said...

beautiful piece of artwork..I wonder what her music sounds like...peaceful I bet! Love it

Nan said...

this is amazingly beautiful...so many pretty elements and they look wondeful together! will definitely be watching your blog....thanks for the nice comments on my piece!

Annette Q said...

I just LOVE the background in this. what lovely texture and beautiful colours:-)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Absolutely gorgeous Rachel! I Love everything about your mermaid creation! I am a big fan of mermaids and yours is really fantastic!

Janny said...

It's gorgeous!

Beth said...

This is just lovely!

Risa said...

This is incredible!

Glenda T. said...

This is gorgeous!!

runningonink said...

This is amazing! The colors and the textures!

*jean* said...

oo so many lovely details! great work!

Chris in Oz said...

WOW, Rachel, I've been playing catch-up with my blog subscriptions and I have to say I've loved everything I've seen from this date forward. I missed seeing your wonderful art for a while, it's great to see you creating up a storm.

Hugz......

madison said...

Goodmorning - here is is 6:45am. I came across this last night and didn't sleep well at all because I was thinking about your piece. It is amazing. I was wondering if I could plead with you to give a tutorial on it. I would pay quite a bit to learn and see how you did that piece. I'm in awe and I won't rest until I try to create a similar one. :) Madison