The Little Mermaid

This week’s challenge over at City Crafter Challenge Blog is to use at least one chipboard on your project. I love chipboard, both as a base and as an embellishment. I don’t know if it’s just me but I find blank chipboard shapes quite hard to get hold ofย  – there seem to be lots available on the other side of the pond. I’m trying to build up a collection of Sizzix Bigz dies as these do the job on chipboard brilliantly. Today I’ve used a frame for my little under the sea scene:


I covered the chipboard with some paper from the Gecko Galz La Isla Bonita papers before running it through the Bog Shot to cut the frame shape. In reality the frame is an oval shape but I snipped into it to make it sit more snugly against the tin which forms the base of my project.


I coloured the tin with alcohol inks to give the appearance of something that had been sitting on the seabed for a while. This would be brilliant if it weren’t for the fact that I have covered most of it up!!The mermaid image is from the Gecko Galz Merry Little Mermaids collage sheet. I use the complete image on the base of the tin and then cut into several more, building up the layers using glue gel, to give lots of depth and dimension. I’ve given her tail a glittery coating and popped some white Icelandic moss on the bottom of the tin.


The finishing touch was to add some shells.


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The Little Mermaid — 13 Comments

  1. Gorgeous piece, love the setting and the glittered mermaid looks fabulous displayed in her shell frame! ~Diane

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