We had rain, thunder and lightening, wind and a double rainbow yesterday. Today is partly cloudy and breezy with moderate temperatures. Perfect. Much better than the snow we had a few weeks ago!!!
SEA MAIDEN TAGS
I had a problem coming up with the design for this swap but when I finally decided to have the Sea Maiden behind an umbrella, it was easy to plan. And how did I come up with that idea? The 'Glitter Fish' stickers had whales on them and the tail looked just like the tale for a Sea Maiden (or Mermaid).
This is how I made the swap:
I painted the bottom with ultramarine acrylic paint. For the sky, I added titanium white to the ultramarine. When the painted sections were dry, I painted the middle section with tacky glue and sprinkled on sand (I collected about a tablespoon from the beach.).
While the tag was drying, I placed some tacky glue into the plastic pail and added three tiny seashells (Also collected from the beach.)
After the tag was dry, I added the sun (cadmium yellow) and sea grass (phthalo green). Using tacky glue, I added the five shells - three on the sanded areas and two in the 'ocean' area.
Next I placed the glitter fish in the 'ocean' and the whale glitter fish in the right area to fit under the umbrella. I left the whale whole rather than cutting off the tale to give the impression that there was something under the umbrella.
For the umbrella, I folded a small square in half three times giving eight sections. I cut the end so it looked like the points were spokes. (See picture.) I glued all around the edge of the 'umbrella' and applied it so the 'Sea Maiden Tail' was sticking out from under the 'umbrella'. Once the umbrella was dry, I faintly drew on the folded areas with a black marker.
For the note at the top, I cut out a small piece of yellow paper and wrote 'Don't Forget Sunscreen'. After gluing it to the tag, I also glued on a small clothespin.
Next I punched a hole in the middle bottom and added a grommet. Using a thin chain, I added metal seashell to the bottom. At the top, I used some thin chain which I strung through the tag hole and the pail. I then used thick tacky glue to hold the pail in place.
When everything was dry, I finished with a coat of Diamond Glaze to give added security for holding everything on the tag, especially the sand.
ZENTANGLE CHALLENGE: DAY FORTY-TWO
I added a couple of items to the journal page: A Heart and a Hand both outlined in black marker and decorated with a gold pen...
And a couple of odd pictures...
'X' marks the spot...
And a line of rocks...
That's it for today. I hope you enjoyed the swap directions.
Thanks for dropping in...
See you tomorrow...