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Mermaid with Fin Shaker Tail


Tami here on the blog today with a project to share with you. 

I recently redecorated my guest bath but the two pieces of the previous decor I could not bring myself to part with were two old (and broken and repaired) plaster mermaids that I purchased at estate sales. 

The colors in the new shower curtain coordinated with them, so I decided the mermaids would be a part of the new decor.

I was excited to see Clear Scraps added a new Fin Shaker to their line; I thought I'd make another piece to add to my new decor. I needed a sign to sit on a shelf above the towel rack...


This project was so much fun to put together, has me wondering where else I might need a mermaid!

I started by printing out a portion of a coloring page (found online) onto watercolor paper, then I filled in the design with pearlescent watercolors I added accents to the crown using glitter gel pens...


Then I gave the background and the top layer of the shaker a coat of white paint...


When the paint dried, I painted them both with watercolors...


Then it was on to the background. I started with a Wood Rectangle, and painted it with 2 different shades of watercolors - the same colors I used for the Fin pieces...


After the watercolors dried, it was time to stencil. I used blue painters tape to hold the Fishscales Stencil in place - I also taped off portions of the frame around the stencil as I needed to repeat the pattern over the whole board. Then I inked in the design with blue ink...


I moved the stencil, overlapping the previous design; lining up the last line of the pattern each time so the designs would match up...


Then it was time to assemble the shaker, I adhered the 2 frame layers to the base, filled it with sequins, then added the acrylic layer (be sure to remove the protective film from both sides). To finish the shaker, top with the painted layer...


Next, I cut out the mermaid design and adhered it to the Fin Shaker...


For the quote, I painted some watercolor paper with the peachy color I used for the mermaids skin. After the paint dried, I added the lettering, cut them out and added the outlines...


All that was left was assembly. I used Zip Dry and 3D Dots to adhere all the pieces...


I hope you enjoyed this project and will come back and visit us here on the Clear Scraps Blog again soon!

Clear Scraps: Fin Mini Shaker, Wood Rectangle, Ocean Sequins and 6 X 6 Fishscale Stencil

Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Spun Sugar Acrylic Paint, Ranger: Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink, KingArt: Glitter Gel Pens, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Pearlescent Watercolors, Watercolor Paper, Mermaid Coloring Page Image, 3D Dots and Fine Line Black Pen

Tools: Clear Snap: Color Box Stylus & Tips, Paintbrushes, Pencil, Blue Painter's Tape and Scissors


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