Folks who collect mermaids are always on the look out for something new and whimsical too. That keeps me fresh and dreaming up the unexpected. I love 10 x 10 gallery wrapped canvases. It is a good size to fill with a collage, it is a good size to fit on someone’s wall. Plus mermaid art sells! YAY!
This is what you need to make this picture. I don’t worry about the midnight blue paint being perfect, because it gives dimension to the final product.
I have collected clip art for years. If I don’t have something that will work in my stash, I usually use Google “images” and search for free clip art. If there is a watermark, and I absolutely need that special clip art image I hunt the owner down and purchase it. Sometimes artists forget the 7th commandment, “Thou shall not steal.” 123rf and Etsy are good sources for clip art.
I rarely cut clip art for a project as I am making it. My hubby and I have a 5pm date most nights to watch the news. When I have some clip art projects planned I gather the big stack of clip art and cut the pieces all at once while we watch the TV. That way I can “rock and roll” and knock out a bunch of pieces in a day.
The final step is adding the glitter glue stars and matching rope cords for the salmon hot air balloon. I would call it a King Salmon but my husband would say…”they don’t look like that!” I think this pretty mermaid is so whimsical floating above the clouds with the moon looking down with a midnight sky.
This piece will probably find a home soon at Sunrose Gallery here in Seaside, Oregon.