PRODUCTS USED: COFFEE BREAK DESIGNS MDF SHRINE, 12x 12 Chipboard, TEN SECOND STUDIO METAL SHIM apple green, UTEE clear and gold, Beads, ANGELINA FIBRES, leather twine, Smooch Accent inks, LUMIERE ACRYLIC PAINT halo blue/gold, GOLDEN GLASS MEDIUM Perfect pearls mica paint and Dimensional Magic ....oh and lots of double sided tape glue tissue paper and prayer!!!
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COFFEE BREAK DESIGNS
When I got home from Sydney eventually I picked it back up with a mind to finish what Id started.
Then the ideas snowballed... I added some authentic Tuross Heads sea shells (where we holiday down the south coast) and some coral looking stuff that came home in the same bucket of shells. I added a bit of perfect pearls paint and some Dimensional magic. Then it started to get interesting...
the story gets alittle hazy here cause sometime stuff just happens....
but some how I was playing with my delightful CUTTLEBUG and I decided to try and create some of my own embossing plates and before you knew it a wave was being built to surround the little shrine.
I made my embossing plate out of chip board leather thonging and dimensional magic. I wanted a mechanical/steampunked wave so I built the "plate" below
It worked but looked too busy with my mermaid environment and took away from the mermaid shrine.
So I refined it and decided to add glue and keep the "plate" stuck to metal shim...
NOTE: a family that plays together stays together ...
Daniels in the background painting War hammer 40 k miniature models! LOL
The back chipboard wave was stuck in place to the shrine and foam spacers put in place to keep the two chipboard waves apart. Then I paper mashed tissue paper over the outside and added a long narrow piece of metal shim round the outside.
So then I had my wave shape which I painted with this amazzzzinggg
HALO BLUE GOLD LUMIERE Metallic acrylic paint. Slopping it on at the bottom and on the end of the waves then heating it till it boiled and blew up into "bubbly ocean" . I added some texture and a luminous water effect (that's not very visible in the photos) by painting on and boiling some GOLDEN GLASS BEAD MEDIUM (which comes as tiny balls of glass suspended in a gel medium like paste)
I really wanted a quote to hammer into the metal but couldn't find one either short enough
or if they were short enough they weren't mermaid mysterious enough! LOL
Am I a bower bird for just loving that shiny luminous shimmer around the mermaid!
I feel it needs a wooden base?