Friday, 27 May 2016

Mixed Media Mermaid Reward Chart

Good morning! I'm so excited to share my project with you today as it was one of those where you are asked to do something and think " err how the heck am I going to do that?!", but turns out surprisingly well in the end! My friend asked me to create a free standing mermaid reward chart, with a sensory element, for her young daughter.  Definitely a challenge!

Once I got started though the ideas just flowed and it all came together pretty easily. 

The mermaid is by Julia Spiri and you can find her here. She is coloured in copics, and given some shimmer on the hair and tail with Wink of Stella.

I created the background with texture paste, and a combination of acrylic paint,dylusions and gelatos. The water droplet stamps are from Inkylicious, and the swirls are from Designs by Rhyn. The textured seaweed, giving that all important sensory element was created with sisal, which I stained with dylusions. A layer of gravel, shells and gems over the top helped to secure it down as well as adding more depth and interest. 

To make the rewards I printed some of Julia's wonderful sea themed clip art, strengthening it by dipping in utee in my melt pot. They look so cute and the utee has given them extra shine. They attach via velcro dots, and although there are only three on the canvas at the moment I have created more to be added when the little girls mum wants to up the number of rewards. 

To finish off I dotted some glass beads as bubbles around, and some pretty sparkly gems ( because all girls love a bit of sparkle!), before sealing the whole thing with a spray sealant.

I really hope she likes it as much as I do!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by



  1. Wow and amazing she looks to, love the theme and the image and also her hair. I so want Pink hair :)

    Hugs Erin xx

  2. OMG!!! this is simply each and every detail..I dont have words ..really..fantastic piece of mixed media art..Thanks you so much for playing with us at A Beautiful Mess.