Happy Tea on Tuesday everyone!
I'm posting early btw.
This morning I had
Tahitian Vanilla Hazelnut by the Yogi Tea Co.
I love how it has a little quote
attached to each tea bag.
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My DH told me I needed to make a mermaid art doll
for a show I have coming up soon
at the Port Aransas Art Center.
Here on the coast there are so many mermaid items,
that I never really wanted to make a mermaid....
I wanted this one to be a little different.
Remember, she is an art doll...
so anything goes....
she has no arms,
no flowing hair,
does not look like your average mermaid...
but you can still tell she is a mermaid,
by her tail (of course)
Myrena is 12.5 inches tall,
and is made from polymer clay.
Here's tips on how I created her.......
I wanted to give her lots of motion, so...
Her bottom hips and tail are straight on,
with her upper body turned to the right,
then her head looks back to the left.
Her tail comes up and is quite large.
I added nutmeg brown acrylic paint to her entire body,
then wiped it off right away,
just leaving a hint of brown,
especially in the recessed areas.
Then on her tail I added silver liquid leaf,
just on the high spots, not in the recessed scales etc.
This will tarnish over time,
and should be very pretty,
with her indented scales still showing the brown.
You can seal the liquid leaf if you choose.
She is attached to a 4 inch square wooden base
that is painted black and has a gloss sealer on top.
She is mounted with a dowel that goes into her body.
There is also a dowel in her neck connecting
her head to her body, for strength.
Hope you try polymer clay one day.
If you do, email me and send me a photo.
Would love to see what you are doing.
Savor the Day!