Sunday, 1 July 2012

Mermaid House For Unruly Paperarts

It's all about the beach this month on the Unruly Paperarts Blog. There are two challenges to upload your artwork for, Beautiful Beach and Marvellous Mermaids. 
This is my example for the Marvellous Mermaids theme. I have a friend who makes these little beach huts out of driftwood from the beach, he gave me a couple of them as I quite often collect the wood for him when I am out walking. I have altered it using Verday paint's that are available exclusively in the UK from Happy Daze.

The seahorses and shells are made using Pardo clay with moulds, and the verday works really well on the baked clay.

For the texture I mixed sand with texture paste and when everything was stuck on and dry, I treated it with the verday paint. I filled the door recess with shells and other odd bits and pieces, and then filled the recess with Ice resin.

The mermaid image is by Stampotique.

Carol x


...the yorkshire fox... said...

...amazing work Carol, this piece is superb so many elements & so much to see, gorgeous colours too...Mel :)

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Wow Carol. this is great fun...what a great use of so many different materials..It's a great "house"..stunning!

greetings, Alie :-)

sam21ski said...

Fab house Carol xxx

Lottie said...

Absolutely perfect! I just absolutelt adore it. It really looks as though it's been on the sea shore for years. Totally brilliant - amazing!

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Marjie Kemper said...

This is stunning! Popping over from UPA... love your whole blog. Gorgeous work!