Friday, January 1, 2010

Bad Girls Project 52, Challenge #6... so hard!

That time again!
#6 Arches.
~Use of an Arch
~Theme of the Sea
~Use of Pearls

This was a really, really hard one for me to get myself into... a lot of Internet trolling before inspiration struck.
I've never been near the Sea being a born & bred in-lander AND I'm allergic to shellfish so am therefore unable to wear pearls, so they don't hold much draw for me... and thus an initial lack of inspiration for this project.
The Holiday Season though was my saving grace!
I was looking up some of the old Reader's Digest cartoon classics they used to play near the holidays (The Selfish Giant, The Happy Prince, The Incredible Rocket...) and one of my all time favorites was 'The Little Mermaid'... ah ha!
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Part 3:

This was my take:
A 12 X12 Scrapbook page from The Die Cuts With a View 'Once Upon a Time' Line, I cut the window out and layered it on top of a print-out I had water-colored, then attached with pop dots to add dimension, to create my Arch.
I water-colored over the printout with metallic blue to give the sea some 'shine', thickly layered white in to create the 'foam' and splattered a bit around...
Also enhanced around the Arch and over the Grapes and Vines with thinned paint.

I embellished the Little Mermaid with some Chain & Pearl jewelry 'bits' and a mini-crucifix. These were attached with Crystal Effects.

I printed off the Quote then aged the paper with ink and soaked it in watered down paint... rolled it and attached it, also with pop-dots to give it some depth.

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