Thursday, February 2, 2017

Pink and Orange Mermaid

PaperArtsy is beginning the new year with a wonderful and unique challenge: 2017 Topic #1 - Pink and Orange Challenge. I wouldn't normally use these colors together (makes me think of the 60s and flower power) but after seeing all the great submissions by their contributors, I became inspired. I'm not sure why the image of a mermaid popped into my mind because usually colors that inspire ocean themes are blue & green. I guess it's the way my mind works - lol! In any case, I do like the outcome of this tag.

I'm embarrassed to say that the Fresco Paints were among the stash of new supplies that I have accumulated and I need to start using. I was so amazed at how fluid these paints are! All the colors in the palette are beautiful and come in opaque & translucent. I have to say that I'm partial to the translucent color because you don't have to water it down to achieve translucency. I only have two Fresco paints, Coral & Amethyst. 
I added white acrylic to both paints and was pleased with the new colors, especially the Coral. I painted the tag's background with the Amethyst, once it was dry, I used the "pink" on a stencil and overlapped the images. The mermaid's tail was outlined with Ranger's Enamel Accents in pink. The compass was stamped with Ranger's Archival Ink in Monarch Orange. The sentiment was stamped with black archival ink and then Distress Ink in Carved Pumpkin was used.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!




Hazel Agnew said...

I love this Nicie. What a wonderful background you have created. The mermaid sits comfortably on these colours. The sentiment reminds me of my 6 year old grandson, who skips into and out of school! Pleased that you are enjoying the qualities of fresco paints! Xx

Corrie Herriman said...

What a great little project ! Aren't those paints fun to play with ! x

Sarah Dunkley said...

Once you try Frescos there's no going back! 😊

Catie Cuddles said...

What a great way to use your paints... and who knows why our brains work as they do... pink mermaids are brilliant things!
Catherine x

craftimamma said...

Well the colours may not traditionally be of the sea but they definitely work beautifully here. Oh dear, your Fresco Finish addiction has begun, lol! Join the fan club, they've taken over from my previously beloved inks. Lesley Xx