Always Be A Mermaid: Mixed Media Art Journal
Always Be Yourself Unless You Can Be a Mermaid, Than always Be a Mermaid…
There is something alluring about shimmering iridescent scales and underwater palaces that draw me to the sea, specifically mermaids. I have always loved creatures of the fantasy world. I cannot pinpoint why but perhaps it is because they are what we humans dream about. Made up scenarios are always more appealing than real life, at least in my experience. Imagination is an amazing gift that we have been given. And most of us, if not all, have used it to escape the real world. Escaping from everyday life, surrounded by an ocean that shimmers like diamonds, sounds like the ultimate vacation or fantasy-land. And the tail wouldn’t be so bad as long as my legs came back on dry land, mainly because I don’t think the hubby would be a fan of a permanent fish tail. 😉
Hubby and I are not really beach people because we leave ‘vacation’ baked and chafed. It never fails. We spend several hours for one day in the sun and we leave looking like lobsters with badly applied sunscreen and rashes from the sand in our swimwear. The idea of sun and surf sounds good but I much prefer my air-conditioned home to the oppressive heat of the beach. With this being said, I can’t say that I would make a good mermaid except for the swimming part and of course the sparkling scales.
Creating The Journal Layout
On to the next layout in the Mermaid journal. The background was stenciled in Grunge Paste using the Decorative 6-Petal flower Screen by StencilGirl. I used PaperArtsy infusions in the background and then rubbed white embossing powder over top of the texture. I used a Arabic script stamp in the background. Most of the stamps are PaperArtsy with the exception of a few.
The rest are items from my stash. I found the quote off of Pinterest.
If you want to see the rest of the layouts in my Mermaid journal, click the links below:
Pollution Makes for Creepy Mermaids
A Beautiful Story
Sea Treasure In Simple Things
Swimming Through Tears
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