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Friday, June 5, 2015

Stella of the Sea (mixed media)

Just popping in today to share a canvas I did my grand daughter Stella who's turning 4 yrs. next week and loves anything to do with Mermaids. I purchased the Prima Doll Mermaid from The Cutting Garden some time ago and just now getting around to using it . I used a combination of paints, inks and paste to create the background . The gems were from my stash . Sand dollar ,star fish and other shells are from one of the beaches here in cape Breton that I go to often to collect shells and beach glass( so additive). I stamped the mermaid image several times and layered her, paper piecing her tail and hand drawing the scales with a marker. I hope she will be surprised when she opens it, just wish I could be there with her for her Birthday but hey Skype will have to do .

Thanks for dropping by ,hoping the sun will shine later so I can do some gardening.


Pamellia said...

Beautiful underwater scene Marilyn!! Love your mermaid and her glittery tail, and all the wonderful shells! The cheesecloth background is awesome, it really looks like seaweed! Amazing piece! hugs :)

Sharon said...

Hi Marilyn: I would love to see Stella's face as well! Her mouth will be a big round "O" with surprise. You did a fantastic job on this creation and she will treasure it for years to come.

Candy C said...

Marilyn, this canvas for your granddaughter is darling! I love the colors and your mermaid is so cute! Beautiful background of those lovely shades of blues and greens. I also love all of your little "jewels of the sea". I know she will love this!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

so darling