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.
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