my current mermaid obsession......
Sorry for the really corny name.......I tried to find a more adult mermaid name but couldn't so decided to go completely the other way and give her a naff name!
She started life as a broken doll (forgot to take a pic of that bit).......used air-drying clay to make her a tail.......
then used cheap chain (thanks Primark!) wrapped around the tail to give impression of scales....wasn't sure I liked it at this point but once it was painted it was OK
now, I know you are not going to believe me that that red paint settled like that on it's own.....but it did.......I might have emphasised it just a bit:)
I painted this shell but then had a panic that using a shell might be too predictable so I asked my FaceBook friends and was convinced I should use it......I have to say I'm glad I did!
She has a pearl brooch, like all good mermaids should......it started life as a broken earring I picked up somewhere
It took me a while to decide if she should have arms.........
in the end I decided she should and used these plastic skeleton arms that I found in the street one day, they have been lurking in my car forever......my husband will be glad I used them:)