Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Weekly Showcase


Oopps, I've been so carried away with the Wedding thing that I forgot to list a Weekly Showcase piece, so here goes...better late than never!

This piece is entitled "Mermaid Dreams" and it is produced on thick cardstock. The background layer is taken from a famous Japanese Art Piece, which I can't remember the name of at this time (shame on me!!). The Mermaid herself has been fashioned from a vintage image of a 20s lady, I printed her tail fin onto clear acetate and the accented it with some sparkles and a sterling silver embellishment. I have raised one of the waves to enable me to position a part of the mermaids fin behind it to give a slight 3D effect. Oh and of course not forgetting the sparkles to cover her modesty!

5 comments:

Her Art Nest said...

Very lovely. I am a big fan of sea and ocean artwork. I've been working on a collaborative art journal called "Seaside Dreams," which I hope to finish some time this year. Love the 3-D effect you produced and the metal embellishment. You are an inspiration!

Gypsy Mermaid said...

OMG I LOVE HER! she was meant to be a mermaid! hehe hugs

toodles-
sarah

vivian said...

hi! just wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting my blog! Your blog is packed full of interesting and delightful things! Love your mermaid piece! she is so sweet.
hope we will visit together soon again!
hugs
vivian

Paper Cat Designs said...

Hi Mandy!

Thank you so much for your recent visit to my blog. It was a delightful surprise.

I really love the idea of painting acetate and using it in artwork. How clever! You have a beautiful place here. I enjoyed your very elegant wedding post as well.

We lovers of all things magical and fairy have got to stick together. I shall return. ;)

Hugs! =D
~Kellie

Ederafaerie said...

Hi Mandy~
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment :) Your blog is wonderful--and your artwork is beautiful! I particularly love this one with the mermaid.
Take care,
Ivy