Friday, January 31, 2014

Felt Mermaid Brooches

My usual medium of choice is watercolor, however I have loved making these felt mermaid brooches. Each brooch is unique and is hand-sewn with beading accents!

 Sewing the front part of the pins together and adding details.

 Six different little ladies, all with their own style.

Close up to check out some of the details. 

 The back has a tab of felt that strengthens it where the pin is sewn.

A close up of a finished doll!

Today is the last day of my 31 days Mermaid Project. Miracle of miracles I might get them all done. What? I know, right! (Of course I will be working up until the very last second.)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Paintings of Mermaid month

Today I am going to show you some of the paintings for the January Mermaid project. And a little bit about my process for creating my art.

I start with pencil then pen and ink in the basic lines of the mermaids. 

 I always tend to start with a base coat color and then go back and add details to the piece. On this mermaid I started with her skin.

 These Lovely ladies have gotten their background base color.
 I added some yellows and reds to these ladies.
 This shows these mermaid ladies with all the details added and as finished products.

The majority of the paintings this month are watercolor.As you can see I used various sizes and shapes of paper. It was really fun having one subject because it helped me feel inspired!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

January is the month of MERMAIDS!!!

I have been working on a project this month to create 31 mermaids in 31 days!

 Mermaid watercolors in progress.

 I have been broadening my horizons by creating different types of art. I usually do mostly watercolor so it's fun to try different mediums and play around like this. Here are a few of the things I've been doing.

Door hanger and some watercolor paintings. 

Felt mermaids brooches.

Fridge magnet paperdolls.

Tops to the wooden boxes I'm decoupaging.

 I will be listing all of them starting Feb. 1st in my Etsy Store Lady at Large. I will post a link to each item listing! So make sure to come and check them out.