My, oh, my what inspiration abounds here on SCS! And a most favorite challenge for me is Friday nights when the Inspiration challenge goes live! Audrie issued a Pinterest Board 'Nail Art' to gaze upon. Wouldn't it be nice to have your pick of nails? So in my wildest dream, I'd have nails like a mermaid...all hues of a tropical ocean...yep mermaid scales.
This work represents a stretching of my creative muscles. I want to be a 'real artist' who paints and splashes with wet mediums to abandon! And so this year I am on a journey into mixed media and a world wide challenge called ~WanderLust 2016~. It is a 50 week long series of mixed media 'lessons' from some of the most talented mixed artists in the WHOLE world...this is my first attempt at a larger canvas.
I am including this close-up of the mermaids' body so you can see the scales all sparkling in Twinkling H2O's. She was stamped onto acetate (luv) with the black Stazon. I painted the H2Os onto the back side of her. Can you see the shimmer? The hair is Liquid Appliqué.
How about the flower blossom bikini top with white gold micro beads? And if you look real close, you can see the heart tattoo on her right arm.
I hope you'll hop over to the full piece, I'll finish my description there.
Date: Friday, February 5, 2016 GMT Views: 1013
Registered: March 7, 2009 Location: Where the corn is knee high by the 4th of July Posts: 1668
Sat, Feb 06, 2016 @ 12:05 AM
FAB canvas, Susan! You "scaled" those nails. Hee! Your mix of mediums, degree of color variations and design, all the way down to her pearl hair, is FAB! Kudos for going out on the limb to try 50 wks of new!
Registered: March 20, 2005 Location: Butler, PA Posts: 3868
Sat, Feb 06, 2016 @ 1:41 AM
Love how you put your imagination to work on this mixed media beauty, Susan. You let go of your imagination and came up with this awesome mermaid with her "flowerd bra" and dazzing scales. You definitely have the imagination of a true artist! Well done, GF, well done!
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Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 7244
Sat, Feb 06, 2016 @ 7:11 AM
Oh my goodness, NAILED and as Audrie said, SCALED. Outstanding!
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Sat, Feb 06, 2016 @ 8:49 AM
Susan you never cease to amaze me. I love your brilliant colors and your brilliant ideas. I read your inspiration and it made me smile. Then I read your sentiment and it made me cry. So true and I am so fragile right now. Thanks for sharing all your thoughts.