“Mermaids” is the challenge this week over on the Collage Obsession blog. Of course, I had to do a mermaid mixed media piece, cause that is my thing but, I was having a difficult time with this one. One it comes to my paintings, I am not into nautical themes usually, more into trees, birds and the sort. Probably been away from the ocean too long, haha. Which I am rectifying soon as I am heading to New Brunswick this week-end for a much needed family vacation, WOOO!
I digress, back to the sirens of the sea. So, to start the creative juices flowing I started doing a bit of snooping on the Internet and found some pretty cool digital collage sheets over on Artchix Studio (which is an awesome Canadian Company out in BC). I purchased one and received it (along with a free bonus sheet) almost immediately in my inbox. Got to love technology. I printed the sheet off, but in black and white because I wanted to add my own colouring to the girls. Which I did with my Faber Castell PITT pens. They are so fluid and I love that they are transparent. I just do a bit of colouring then rub them around with my finger as they stay wet for a bit before they set.
I added my own wings to this girl and a rub-on to spice her up a little.
I also added vintage book pages to all of them and of course more rub-ons. Check out that amazing Gossamer Lace stamp from Stampin Up!. Love it!!
I even gave one of them a stylish version of a trident. Equal rights and all, but she seems more likely to be sitting down to an elegant dinner rather than heading out to hunt down a fish to spear :) That was fun, I may have to do a few more mermaid mixed media pieces.