Sonntag, 10. April 2016

Mermaid dreams

Hi friends!

how I promised a new canvas from my Fantasy Journey, today
   forget the outside world for a while, 
far removed from the hectic and stress of common day life,
is like diving into another world
:-) Enjoy the time :-) 

A wonderful mermaid motif from Josephine Wall -
I love her fantasy,  perhaps to much for one picture (at least for me),
that remember me on my beginnings, it had to be 'have it all' on one project
therefore I use only a cutout
as inspiration for the underwater-landscape. 
I thought on a meadow under the sea.

Tutorial Tipps & Tricks

 white gesso with stencils Ray (Tim Holtz) Kelp forest (TCW)
cutout  from a J.Wall photo
gauze + ribbon yarn (Bändchengarn)

route effects with shimmer mist colors (DecoArt)
and water in spraybottle

 marble effects wet in wet technique
let things (or colors) slide :-) in all directions

 a wonderful metal seahorse embellishment and his shadows above that 
with green metalic paint and reflective beads
sand texture with transparent soft matte gel 

deco elements: shells, wood anchor, seahorses, felt elements ...

Claudia asked us 
 The project that resembles "me" best??

 and yes that's me (in the moment ;-)) I love it to play with colors and textures, a
little bit magic and depth
used internally and externally :-).
even surprise me sometimes by trial and error
to discover new things in all directions and styles
and forever and ever to tell stories behind the creation

Thanks for your visit!
Happy crafting
xx Kerstin xx


  1. This is gorgeous!! The layers and textures you created are amazing!! I have so much to learn! Thank you for sharing with us over at the Emerald Creek Dares Challenge!
    Cathy - DT Member at Emerald Creek

  2. Many thanks Cathy and have fun, that is the main thing!!

  3. I LOVE your mermaid and the place she lives in, Kerstin!

    You have created a most amazing depth and I love how the paint effects really create the impression of seaweed being moved by breakwater and sunlight finding its way down to the mermaid's secret hiding and resting place!

    She looks so peaceful. I am sure the seahorse is only one of her guards who make sure she is safe in her slumbers. Thank you so much for sharing this magical piece of art - not only over at my place but also with the team over at Emerald Creek Dares!

    Big hug, my friend!

    Claudia xxx

    1. Hach :-) many, many thanks <3, love your comment and I want more of it ;-) over and over again , the best motivation for next project!! Hugs xoxo

  4. Such beautiful texture, very much like the sea. Great project!

  5. Fabulous canvas! I love the yummy textures. Thank you for sharing it at Emerald Creek Dares!

  6. My mind is stuck in a loop of creativity. I am so amazed at how the project started to how it was completed. SOOOO COOOL

  7. Gorgeous canvas, and congrats on the spotlight!


I always appreciate all your comments. Thanks so much!