Today I am sharing a canvas I created for the Scraps of Elegance Design Team using the August Kit "By The Sea"
If you did not have a chance to see our kit on facebook you can find it here on the website
I was inspired by the kit to use the fabulous Gabrielle Pollacco's youtube video tutorial "Imagine" canvas to create the clay mermaid. You can find that tutorial here. I used polymer clay following Gabi's tutorial and then I went ahead and did my own thing to her.
I used a flat 10 x 10 canvas found in the Creativity Add On and covered it in Tim Holtz tissue paper adhering it with Modge Podge. I then coated it in white gesso and wiped some off although there was a lot of print on the tissue you really can't see it now. The texture of the wrinkles was what I was going after. I smeared Art Extravagance Texture Paste in White Crackle on the background- more along the edges and some in the middle and let it dry overnight. In this months kit we received Art Alchemy acrylic paint in Opal Magic Yellow Blue. This was in the Creativity Add On you can find it here. I used that as my first coat of paint on the background. We also received Inka Gold in Apricot in the same add on. I began layering color by water down the inka gold and randomly painting that with a variety of other colors. I used a mix of acrylic art alchemy paints and some Shimmerz. The background has a nice effect of varying blues, purples and gold.
In the same add on we received Blue Fern Studios Seaside Treasures Chipboard. I broke mine apart, painted in with coral paint then embossed it with Blue Fern's embossing powder in Coral. The powder was in the Color Add On here.
The mermaid was painted in a variety of blues and golds. I used a Shimmerz Tarnished Treasure, layered in some Art Alchemy in Deep Waters found in the color add on and some gold Inka Gold. The hair was painted in a brown Lumiere paint. I then embossed the hair and the Mermaid. I used my favorite gold encrusted jewels found in our store here - and some Seaglass WOW embossing powder also by Stampendous and found in our Main Kit.
I had some chipboard Ferns from when I designed for "Ginas Designs" and I painted them in various shades of green and brown for a natural effect. I love Lumiere Paint and used them for the ferns. I then embossed them in gold encrusted jewels again. Also found in the Creativity were some beautiful freshwater and glass beads. I mixed those in.
My title is a chipboard piece from the French Riviera collection. We received a pack of those in the Main Kit. I embellished it with some copper mico beads and deep waters paint.
I added some French Riviera Say It in Crystals I had on hand along with some seed beads. I used a bit of green prills and sprayed some cheesecloth with Lindys mist in a bronze color to give a sea weed effect within the ferns.
Thanks so much for stopping in and a million thanks to Gabi for sharing her talents so generously. I'm hooked on clay sculpting now thanks to her!