Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mermaid Fiasco

Yesterday I told you about how sometimes when I play with collage and mixed media I'm in for a bit of a gamble...sometimes it pays off, and sometimes you get this:

Meet the Mermaid Fiasco... This poor card started its life as a paper cut, which I was quite happy to try. I searched high and low for a piece of black paper and couldn't find any in my whole stash, quite brilliantly -yeah, right...- I decided to use a piece of blue paper.

I then started to work on cutting the design, which turned out to be quite time consuming and difficult at times.

I finally finished and started on the background, scrunged up white paper over cardstock and covered with blue metallic paint. I added the paper cut and it got completely lost over the background, I thought that I could outline it a bit and started adding white and black ink until I got to a point where I just had to step away and admit that this time I was way over my head... I'll have to start from scratch for this little beauty...ugh...


LuvLoz said...

I actually like the way she's hidden in the background - explains why very few people claim to have seen mermaids. :)

Pretty Things said...

I like it, too! I think you don't like it because it's not your normal thing? But I like it. Her scales are divine. And the way her face is hidden, well -- my son and I have been watching a lot of Blue Planet videos about underwater things, and that's just how it looks when you're down deep and heading up!

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