Turning Old Fencing into Fantasy

img_0699I’ve had mermaids on the brain for the past week and have decided to recycle this old fencing into one. Here is step 1, a layer of turquoise, black, bronze, touch of white base. I just bought some really cool “Color Shift” Aqua Flash by Folk Art and am excited to incorporate that into it at some point. Stay tuned

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Folk Art’s Color Shift “Aqua Flash”

So I decided to keep the scene in pretty much muted tones of the same spectrum of blues and teals.I feel like the mermaid would have come out looking too ‘cartoony’ had I used a flesh tone.

I threw in some gold accenting in the last step. I tried to capture the iridescence of the Aqua Flash and gold in the side view picture but to no avail.

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Side view . Notice the iridescence?

and Thar she Blows, my Siren on Wood…ready to be hoisted in someone’s Mermaid Cove

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