My shining star

My shining star

Tuesday 3 September 2019

tall tales and fish scales

Hello there - I am posting for Countyview challenges today - its my challenge - under the sea. My inspirational post today involves a picture of my Penny as a mermaid. She has always loved mermaids and had the opportunity at Center Parcs this summer to be one - and the photo that they took is the source of my inspiration for my project.

Having fussy cut the Penny mermaid out I started a canvas using another paperartsy stencil and some opaque paste. 

Once dry I used paperartsy paints and cut and dry foam to colour the background. 

Next I turned to jane-davenport-artomology-spellbinders-washi-mermaids and cut some parts out and added them to the background along with the mermaid photograph using mod-podge glossy.

I then added a few sequins and repainted the vegetation!

I hope I have inspired you to make a collage!

Big hugs

Rachel xx


  1. This is fabulous Rachel, a great way of keeping a special memory too.

    Hugs Sue xx

  2. Beautiful canvas and fabulous pic of Lucy as a mermaid
    Carol x

  3. Penny looks so beautiful as a mermaid and your canvas is superb Rachel. I love it! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Your mermaid pic makes for a great page, Rachel! I just discovered that Mermaiding was a thing, in a recent magazine article… Sounds like fun(and hard work too!)

  5. Your canvas is stunning Rachel x I love the background colur and details and Penny looks awesome x Great details and a canvas to treasure.
    Sending my best wishes
    Annie x


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