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Sunday, 17 June 2012

Continuing.........

my current mermaid obsession......
meet ME-SHELL
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:)



16 comments:

Effie said...

She is one fabulous mermaid...

Carol Q said...

brilliant Sue. love how you've put all those different elements to use.

Debs said...

FabuloSue!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous mermaid Sue, what a difference the paint makes to her tail, so effective and I love the shells and very creative use of those arms from your car. Great bit of recycling in this piece with the broken earring and arms and up cycling with the chain . Wonderful. Tracy x

Artyjen said...

Love it...love it :)
xoxo Sioux

thekathrynwheel said...

Fabulous! Using a chain for the scales is just genius!

herminesplace said...

Great mermaid, love her tail!

Palma said...

SEA..I mean SEE, it came out just fantastic and the shell was perfect. You did a magnificent job and love the chain idea. I thought that it was a crochet tail at first.

Sid said...

She is just fantastic Sue, love the shell and the chain body !!

Sandy said...

She is devine Sue.
Amazing mermaid.
I love it. xoxo

Gillian said...

Oh she is just amazing Sue!!!
I Love her little skeleton arms :)

Sue OConnell said...

You never cease to amaze me. Fab project and inspiration

Willy said...

I love Me-shell, Sue! So precious...

olive said...

shes is awesome......

~*~Patty S said...

WOW I just Love everything about your lovely mermaid Sue!

I have been playing with air dry clay lately AND just happen to also have a 'thing' for mermaids!

Your step by step process is always fun to see too
many thanks for sharing and inspiring again and again!
oxo

isisimaginings.com said...

I love her, she is WONDERFUL.