This fun mermaid mixed media piece is entitled “The Siren”. In Greek Mythology a siren is One of a group of sea nymphs who by their sweet singing lured mariners to destruction on the rocks surrounding their island. The definition of siren is A woman regarded as seductive and beautiful. I think we all have a little siren within us ;)
I started with a beautiful fish paper (that I picked up at Stuff Store when we were in Lakefield) that I ripped into strips to try and mimic the idea of waves.
I then rubbed some blue paint on with my fingers in sections to make it look like water. I also added three silvery medallions to the right with a vintage plastic doily. My go-to stencil.
I then rubbed some white paint over the medallions so you could see the texture a little more. I love using vintage book pages for my bodies. I then top them with a light pink water colour or rub a Faber Castell Big Brush Pen over it. For this one I used the Big Brush.
The crazy ginger hair is an ode to our youngest. I can also imagine her having a bit of an attitude, haha. I added touches of white paint with a number stencil and some textured drawer liner. I love using things I have around the house to create depth.
For the tail I cut a template out of plain white paper then applied the chevron paper that was cut with a circle punch to create the look of scales. I then trimmed it to the shape of the tail and applied it with medium.
I hope someone loves having her as much as I did making her.