Mermaid in Mixed Media
I finished this on Tuesday, but rested the next day. I couldn’t get a good picture of it until Wednesday either.
For this piece I painted a background with acrylics and added some washi tape in a few places. I had a hard time “finding a face” in this as Katrina Koltes suggested we do in this week from Paint Your Heart & Soul. But I showed it to a couple of friends who saw one, so that’s where I began.
I used a stencil with shapes sort of like leaves in the left hand bottom corner which I had wanted to be the pattern of her tail, but that didn’t come out the way I envisioned it. So I ended up making a different pattern. It also came out bigger! But that’s okay.
I put down small pieces of washi tape for her skin, then decided to paint over it with a mixture of yellow and phthalo green.
I wanted to use some magenta in it, so decided to do the foliage with that. In the right hand bottom corner is a different pattern of washi tape I painted over some. Then I stenciled the flowers in. I also added gold acrylic to her tail, hair, and the flowers.
The white drips at the top on the water is alcohol ink. I don’t have any white acrylic ink that would have turned out a little different. So I ordered some! Ha ha!
Anyway, this was fun! I really do love mixed media, even though it is more time consuming.
Have a wonderful day! 😀