Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Under the Sea

Hi everyone, and welcome! Thanks for visiting today, as I have a mixed media piece to share with you, which I'm entering into DecoArt's challenge Under The Sea. I imagined looking out of a porthole to see some sunken treasure and a mermaid, so that's what I set out to create, and this is the result. 
  I used a board I had covered in different papers stuck on randomly. They had different textures which I thought would be interesting. I then squirted some DecoArt Media Fluid in blues and greens all over and with a Brayer spread the paint. I used Blue and Green Media Spray from DecoArt to get some drips.  
   I dried this off and dripped more paint. I manipulated the paint with a stick to form wavy plant life. While this was drying I played with the elements I had prepared, to see where I wanted to place them. Some were from our trip to Lulworth Cove when we stayed in the New Forest last March.   
I stuck the circle which was from Dusty Attic (it was the negative space from a circle of barbed wire), to the board. I had Andy Skinnered the circle and some of the other elements previous and they were perfectly dry. I love this technique of creating rust, it is my favourite I think! I stuck down the other elements, (fishing net and plants from Dusty Attic). 

I drew my mermaid with a black pen and once dry used Prima watercolours to paint her. I cut her out and stuck her into place. The treasure chest is a Slide Mailer from Paper Artsy which I had aged with crackle Paint from DecoArt. Inside is a cargo of pearls and diamonds. 


And another look at the finished piece.

I really enjoyed creating this!

Take care all

Hugs xxx




  1. this is awesome Debz - absolutely brilliant! Hugs rachel x

  2. How utterly stunning and unbelievably cool! Great project!

  3. Gorgeous, Debs, love the drippy paint plantlife!

  4. Wow, Debs, this is fantastic! Love it!

  5. I so loved this Debs - such a beautiful piece and it was very interesting seeing how it came to life! You should win the challenge with this! Carol x

  6. Fab make Debs! Love how all the elements come together. X

  7. Fantastic!! Gorgeous details and fab clolurs, I love the her back shot and her treasure. xx

  8. Ahhh - just STUNNING Debs. Rich, luscious, intriguing colors and textures makes me feel like we have gone totally to the deepest of ocean depths. Your mermaid's home is so elaborately lovely - even her treasure chest is gorgeous. Thanks bunches for joining us in our DecoArt Media Under the Sea challenge. joi

  9. Wow wow wow! This is a very unusual and stunning piece! Great use of our under the sea theme! Thanks so much for joining our DecoArt under the sea theme.

  10. Fabulous. Love all the THINGS in the scene with the mermaid. Thanks for joining us in the DecoArt Media Under the Sea Challenge.

  11. She is beautiful Debs, thank you so much for joining us for the DecoArt Media Under the sea Challenge. Tracy xoxox

  12. This is incredible! I love it! Creative Blessings, Tracy x


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