Sunday, November 25, 2012

fusion: noun

 a merging of diverse, distinct, or separate elements into a unified whole
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I finally got a chance to play with some more of my new Ranger Dylusions sprays. On the background board I sprayed the Fresh Lime all over and spattered the Vibrant Turquoise on the right side and bottom where I had planned on painting my mermaid. I also spritzed it with water to get those under water bubbles ;)
 
I first drew her body with the XS Faber Castell Pitt Pen and then took my water brush and smoothed out her body. I had to take my Golden gesso and paint over her to tone down the skin color. Then I re drew over the black line with my Faber Castell Colbalt Green brush and drew her facial features with my Zig Ocean Writer, filling in her lips with the Colbalt Green and adding Ranger's Glossy Accents over them. I used Ranger's Patina stickles for eye shadow.
 I love her hair. I used plain white yarn and sprayed the same Dylusions colors and let it dry, then adhered the strips of yarn with my Aleene's Tacky Glue, curling some strands and unraveling some bits of yarn to get that wild floating in the water look. I added small sea shells, ( used from an old shell necklace from Hawaii ) flowers and gems into her hair with my Tacky Glue. ( I love the sea shell I added for her bra top, it was one I bought back from my last beach trip! )
The tail was created with a fusion of Faber Castell's Metallic Gelatos and netting, outlined with Patina stickles.
I had to take a break from Christmas crafting and make something different. I love drawing mermaids and always think of my friend Jamie when I make one. I hope you enjoy it...I know  enjoyed the undertaking another mermaid.

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20 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

A beautiful mermaid...stunning hair! Trace x

Viv's Visuals said...

She is just amazing! Glorious colors - love it.

Rita said...

She is wonderful! Thanks for sharing all the details of how you made her, too. :)

Kalea Wavedancer said...

*eyes super wide* Forget the items at Art Mob--that's what I want.

diane hasthorpe said...

Hi Sandee. I love mermaids and yours is delightful. Those dylusions are so rich and vibrant. Her hair does have movement as if she's swimming around in a tropical sea. Cheers, Di

scrappymo! said...

You did an exceptional job on this mermaid. She is just so lovely!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

Nice mermaid - love the saying. I've been absent from blogging and checkin in on friends. Almost have the condo ready to sell - wish me luck. You know, the place that I'm hoping to get has three bedrooms..... that means a visit to New Mexico should be in your future!!!

Hugs,
Kay

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have a thing for mermaids and IT SHOWS. This is SO YOU!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

very very cool- love the hair!!

Emily said...

From an English Mermaid may I say how stunning this is... You have done a fantastic job.

Emily - Stampin Mermaid

Katie said...

This is so cool! I love the colors and her hair. It really looks like her hair is floating in the water!

mark gould said...

She is beautiful. Great colours and a stunning mere maid

Carla said...

ooh this is gorgeous....so ethereal and calming...love the colors and her hair..fabulous! thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

Corrinne Quinn said...

Stunning! That hair is fabulous :) Thanks for joining us at ABAC!

I invite you to share with us at the ANYTHING GOES challenge here (Only 3 Days Left) http://pinandtack.blogspot.com/2012/11/spark-your-creativity-now-challenge-3.html

Happiness,
Corrinne

Craftychris said...

Wow this is stunning! The mermaid is beautiful and I love the hair xx

Julia S-W said...

Sandee this is stunning! Your background is absolutely perfect. The hair is just totally creative and the shell bikini is awesome (as my daughter would say!). Great sentiment too.
Juliaxxx

Oops forgot to say thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card!!

die amelie said...

Awesome colours, Sandee!

And that hair!!! Soo cute and beautiful!

(Hope you enjoyed your Friday evening ;)

Hugs,
Claudia xx

mark gould said...

Beautiful colours and textures, I love the hair, brilliant, great sentiment as well, fits perfectly.
Thanks for joining us at ABAC

Margaret said...

Oh, this just spoke to my soul! I am always drawn to anything aquatic and this gives such a serene feeling of floating right along with her. The colors are perfect and I LOVE her gorgeous hair! Your quote is also so perfect! Thanks so much for joining us again at Anything But a Card!

butterfly said...

Just seen this featured over at ABAC - congratulations! - and had to come over and say how much I LOVE it... utterly beautiful, and the quotation is fabulous.
Alison x