My Hearts Pleasure

Mystical Mermaid 

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Good morning! I am so excited to be participating with Unity Stamp Co as a Growing In Unity girl this week. Each week there are two Growing in Unity Girls. Every day this week (Monday through Friday) I will post a card/project featuring a Unity Stamp/Set on my blog. Then at the end of the week, two winners will be chosen randomly from the people who have commented on my GIU blog posts. Those winners will receive a package in the mail from Unity… containing 25 random stamps. 

So for my first project I made a mixed media canvas


I started with a 10 x 10 canvas and primed it with Gesso. Next I covered it using Tim Holtz distress stains in Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean. After that dried I stamped the whole surface using a bubbles stamp from Unity.  Next came the fun! I covered the bottom with a piece of fishing net and then added all kinds of elements, sea shells, metal findings, tags, string of pearls and much more. After glueing them all down I primed them with gesso and then sprayed with the distress stains. Once that was all dry I layered another piece of fishing net. I added a starfish that I got at Micheals and sprayed with a glimmer mist. While the adhesive on the starfish was drying I took my mermaid stamp from Unity and stamped her on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth cardstock and then colored her with my copics and fussy cut her and glued her down to the center of the starfish. To finish I took a piece of chipboard and stained with the Spiced Marmalade and punched 2 holes at the top and added a string of pearls so that it could hang from the compass charm and then stamped the sentiment on a piece of cardstock that I distressed with the stains and fussy cut and attached to the sign, added more seashells and a ring with keys attached with a brad.  I had so much fun making this canvas. I am sending this off to a friend, who just adores mermaids, this week. 

I will link below the Unity stamps I used on my canvas. 

https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/mystical-mermaid/

https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/you-can-do-it/

Thank you for stopping by today and hope to see you tomorrow with my next project!

Until next time

Happy Crafting 🙂

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Author: Ginger

Hi there! I am a resident of Winchester, Virginia. I was raised in West Virginia and lived there until about 26 years ago when I moved to Virginia. I am a country girl through and through. My passionate hobbies are scrapbooking, making cards, mini albums (ok anything paper crafting hehe), hiking, camping, fishing, gardening and cooking. I have one grown son, 25, and my boyfriend and I are raising his 13 year old son. I work full time for a dairy company. I became a Stampin Up Demonstrator in 2013 to help feed my papercrafting addiction and have loved every minute of it so far!

126 thoughts on “Mystical Mermaid 

  1. Ginger, came back again today to look and enjoy how creative you are. The hair on the mermaid looks so close to real because of your coloring talent. You would be a great and fun art teacher. Thanks for sharing your talent for all of us to enjoy!! ☆

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  2. Such a beautiful scene!

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  3. This looks fabulous! Love all the little details. Reminds me of Ariel’s room of thing-a-ma-jigs!

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  4. Glad to see such great results of Stamping on a painted background. I would like to try it.

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  5. This is an incredible piece!!!!!

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  6. I just keep coming back and staring at this again and again!! What AM I gonna do??!! LOL 🙂 Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece of art. I MUST make one for myself for sure!! And maybe for some little girls I know that would ADORE this!!

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  7. Great ingenuity!

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  8. Love this!! Love the mermaid and bubble Stamps from Unity!! Looks like a purchase is in my very near future!! You are a very talented lady!!

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  9. Wow….that really looks like a treasure at the bottom of the ocean! Great project!

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  10. WOW!!!!! This is stunning, I just love it! GORGEOUS!!

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  11. Wow! This is so pretty! And a great use for some of the shells I’ve been collecting for years. Thanks.

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  12. Love the vibrant colors, cool mixed media canvas

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