Hi everyone! I might be rushing the season just a wee bit, but when Gina designed these new mermaids, I simply couldn't wait to have some fun with them. I'm calling this piece a mermaid aquarium. The mermaids are available as a set of 12 in varying sizes. I used the 4 inch size thinking I'd start small then once it gets closer to Summer, I can go much bigger with a 12 x 12 canvas project. For this fun project, I used a tin I'd had in my stash for a couple of years. It's a little bit larger than an altoid tin at nearly 4 x 6. I used mod podge to apply Japanese lace papers to the tin for texture, used ink sprays in ocean colors, then coated it with clear glass bead gel. I painted my mermaids with twinkling H2O's and then applied glass microbeads over a coating of glossy accents. I also used our new catweed shape in the background, a clump of chipboard grass at the bottom, and a section of palm tree at the top for some extra tropical appeal. Everything else I used was already in my stash. My favorite part of a creation is looking through my stash to find things that are perfect, and it's so exciting when I find just the right pieces. I wanted it to look like an aquarium so I found various wood pieces to create a stand. I hope you like it!
Gina's Designs Products Used:
Glass bead gel
Prima Lady Bird flowers
Japanese Lace papers from Dick Blick
Wooden decorative elements from Hobby Lobby
Butterfly by Renea Bouquets on Etsy