Monday, 5 June 2017

Under the Sea Mixed Media picture

Good Morning all, i hope you had a good weekend and had better weather than we do, been lots and lots and lots more rain down here.

So today I am sharing a 3d picture ive made, including a lovely mermaid. 

8x10" Box Frame.  First i made the background, more details of that below.  Then i built up my undersea world with shells and driftwood,  mostly collected on Cornish beaches over the years.  I added clear glitter sparkle to my laser cut mermaid, die cut foliage as seaweed.  I think the mermaid has told the fish on the right a secret and the other fish are rushing to find out first what the gossip is๐Ÿ˜Š

Close up of the mermaid

 a little seahorse is hiding among the shells and seaweed.

The golden octopus is looking after the message in the bottle.  
I used green alcohol ink to colour the clear mini bottle green, a scrap of rolled up and inked paper to act as the letter in the bottle.  You can see the effect of the sea salt in the background on this one 

Background - i first used brushos and pixie powders onto white card, i then sprinkled on chunky sea salt and allowed to dry naturally.  I then stamped lots of different shells in different colour distress inks, using a circle mask (home made) i stamped through with dictionary stamp and grey ink, using the same circle mask i inked through with perfect medium and heat embossed with green pearl embossing powder,  I stamped the little circle border (kinda electic) in dark grey and went over the circles with crackle accents, all of these to give the effect of bubbles. 

Showing more of the detail in the background, you can see some of the stamping, shells and the script bubbles better.

Items Used:
Stamps - Chocolate Baroque 'seashell collage'
Stampin up 'kinda eclectic' &  'dictionary'

Brusho's - sea green, turquoise, lime, 
Pixie Powder - violet
Inks - Distress inks - 
Watering can archival ink
Heritage embossing powder 'green pearl'
Imagination Crafts starlight paints - rich gold, orange oxidized

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Thank you for stopping by, wishing you all a good week. Emma 


  1. What an amazing picture Emma, so much to look at. A fantastic project!
    Pam x

  2. WOW Emma, what a fabulous piece of art :-)

  3. Fabulous Emma, I love anything to do with the sea and this is perfect

  4. Hi Emma ... wow just love your mix media picture ... bet you had super fun making it ... love your stories and I had to look really hard to find the little seahorse lol ... hope all is well ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  5. What a stunning 3d picture, love the background and scenery, is so beautiful. x

  6. So different. Super creations. San xx

  7. Brilliant project the colour of the background and the dies cuts...A work of art....Joolsx

  8. Amazing work Emma, love it jxx

  9. Thats a stunning piece of art Emma and so much to see. Love the textures, the colour, everything about it. Helen xx

  10. Thats a stunning piece of art Emma and so much to see. Love the textures, the colour, everything about it. Helen xx

  11. Hi Emma, hope things are good with you, sorry I have not popped in before now I have been so busy since I got back from Portugal, our son gets married next month and I am still trying to find a outfit,times running out fast..what a beautiful under the the sea scene , fabulous embellishments and your mermaid looks right at home sat there on the shells
    Hugs Babs x

  12. Emma this is amazing the detail is fantastic along with the wonderful colours its perfect Love and hugs Carole x

  13. AnonymousJune 07, 2017

    Amazing project...Love the colour you got with the background...fabulous!...marilynh.x

  14. AnonymousJune 08, 2017

    wow Emma your card is amazing love katex

  15. What a fantastic piece of artwork Emma, love all the details, gorgeous background effect. Love Kirsty. x

  16. WOW, this is just absolutely STUNNING Emma......I just love it.

  17. AnonymousJune 11, 2017

    Stunning artwork Emma, love looking at all the details. hugs Kathy xx

  18. Wow love the stunning design.

    Hugs Diane

  19. A brilliant picture, I love the techniques you've used to design the background & a fabulous silhouette of the mermaid!

  20. Just catching up with all your wonderful artwork and this is superb, I've still got some tiny Cornish seashells collected many years ago in a jar on my kitchen windowsill, happy memories ... Steph x

    1. Thank you Steph, its nice to be able to use my many sea shells in projects. Emmax

  21. Stunning Emma, I adore the background and all the techniques you used :) Hugs - Debs xxxx

  22. Fabulous 3D project ..... great detail. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  23. This is beautiful. Love it. The composition, colours, everything. x


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