Merry Mermaids Day Five

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe week of mermaids is winding down!  If you are not a mermaid lover, you might be getting weary of them, but hold on, just one more day.  This is another 10 x 10 gallery wrapped canvas painted in softest mint green with another mermaid clip art image. I don’t remember which Etsy shop I purchased this image from, but it is an easy image to find and purchase.  I LOVE this saying…

“She who would SEEK for pearls must DIVE below.”  It is the mermaid equivalent to another favorite of mine that I have hanging in my studio:  “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”  So if you want something, get your rear in gear and go after it.  LOL

I blame Joy from Pacific Crest Cottage for planting the seeds of passion for crowns! She dreamed up the first mermaid crown imagining a mermaid wanting to make a crown for herself using stuff she found on the bottom of the sea.  Rusty screen, shells and moss.  That was 2006, now I have the irresistible urge to put a crown on everything, sort of like a guy I knew in college that put ketchup on everything he ate. LOL.

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The base of the crown is window screen.  Use hot glue to attach shells from necklaces and use small pearls to make a sassy edge.  Every window screen crown comes out a little different!

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The picture comes together quite easily.  First, paint. After the paint is dry, glue on the mermaid image, draw on the saying with a gold gel pen and use 18K gold marker to make shimmery swirls.  Hot glue the crown and add a tiny pearl to her hand. This picture will be on it’s way to Sunrose Gallery soon.

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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