Mixed Media Mermaid (+ process video)


This piece I am sharing with you today, is a special one to me. And for some reason, it happens to be again with the Héra XXL stamp from Carabelle Studio. She helped me to release my inner mermaid while working on this piece. I've got a few more pics to share and the process video is below as well as a list of supplies and stamps I used.

She was made on an A5 piece of vintage paper which had saved from work. I have used many different materials to get her to GLOW the way she does.

So before I direct you to the process video, I did not record the beginning and the end fell off due to battery outage... I am still very new to making video's (this is only my 3rd) so I am learning new things, all the time, like make sure you actually press record and not pause, LOL! And keep your camera charger nearby! Well, I was doubting to actually show you the process video because it's incomplete but I can tell you what I didn't record is how I got the background color and her hair color. All is done with the Sennelier Aquarell pallet you see in the above picture. I just played around with the water colors until I was satisfied with how she looks. 

The video starts from this point on, I hope you will enjoy watching this :) 

In the end I wasn't totally satisfied with how the skin looked and wanted a more realistic look and skin tone. I used a mixture of distress crayons to give her that creamy soft look. Gave her left shoulder also more definition and over all more contour in the body. The crayons are really soft and easy to smooth out over different media and they worked like a charm over Sennelier watercolors. 

It's now framed and hung in the hallway next to this piece. They make quite the pair.

List of supplies:
Carabelle Studio; 
Héra XXL   

Sennelier watercolors
Memento ink pads 
Liquitex Inks
DecoART Traditions paint
Distress Crayons 

I would like to enter this piece in the following challenges:

Mixed Media monthly #36 - put a stamp on it

Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge #26 - Anything Goes 

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Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome day!


  1. Wow! Deze is super mooi!!!
    Groetjes, Gerrina

  2. Absolutely stunning and love the video plus a thank you for joining us at More Mixed Media Challenge..Hugs Lozzy x

  3. A gorgeous project. The colours and image are beautiful.

    Thank you for joining in with our May challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

  4. Wow, stunning work. Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.

    Meena HLS Mixed Media DT

  5. Stunning piece of artwork. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  6. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the More Mixed Media challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

  7. Wow this is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at HLS watercolor challenge ! Jenny x

  8. this is just awesome - thanks for sharing your project at the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge

  9. How amazing to meet such a fantastically talented artist and follow you! Your works are really striking and make me say, "WOW," Cheetarah! Congratulations on the well-deserved Favorite recognition from HLS!! Hugs, Darnell


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