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

 

 
 
Deborah Wainwright
Deborah Wainwright

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12 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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

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

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

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  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

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  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.

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

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

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

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Hugs Debs xxx

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