I bought two dolls, for the last month challenge on Alter it Monthly, for safty..if one goes miss.
As you know, it didn't, so i've got one doll left and now..?
I saw the theme for this month challenge: The deep blue sea, ocean, shells, sirenes.....MERMAID!!!
This will be my peace of art for this month challenge on Alter it Monthly.
I had plans in my head already, for making a statue from wire and Powertex. That stuff is a fabric hardener.
So, why don't use it for a mermaid? I took my wire, cutting stripes from an old bed sheet, paint, some embellishment as glas beads and shells and of course my doll.
|Some stuff i used|
First i used the wire to make a fish - tail and formed with tape.
I wanted my mermaid sitting on wood and singing.....
I searched for a piece of wood and painted it with brown acrylic paint. I secured the doll on that peace of wood with wire in the back. Than .. wrapped the hole doll with wet Powertex bed sheets. After draying, i painted the doll and played with more fabric and powertex to make cloth. Then i tryed to embellish the mermaid to look like...you know...just coming out of the water. With shells left in her hair....and singing..
The finished mermaid: