Fantasy Four Seasons Canvas Art – Summer

June 15, 2010 § 1 Comment

This is the first in a series of four photos I took of my daughter as she grew during her first year, and the first one to make it into the project stage. Originally the photos were going to be matched into a frame, but as I started getting inky again, they morphed into a series of four canvases.

Our summer mermaid was photographed in seashell props. Products include a 6×6″ art canvas, paper is a mulberry handmade paper from Club Scrap’s Mosaic Twist kit. I created the “net” out of fibers that came with Club Scrap’s Written Word kit, and then added texture and sheen with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in  Artic Blue and Glacier. The glass starfish were purchased in a small glass shop in St Augustine, Fla. about four years ago, and seashells are those I’ve collected over the years from area beaches, including some from a recent Memorial Day trip to New Smyrna Beach.

I started by tearing strips of the mulberry paper, and attaching them loosely, flipping them alternately to get the different shades and textures. I “peeled” the edges back and used Ranger Stickles texture paints to give the “waves” a little foam. I attached the “net” and seashells with that old standby, hot glue, placing them over and around the trimmed out photo. The stickles also were run along the edge of some shells to give some shine and “seafoam” texture to them as well.

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