Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Sirena

For the first time in ages I had a whole day to myself today so I decided to think about 2 themes.......shells (again for the ABAA challenge) and painted fabric (something I've been playing around with for weeks). And so I created Sirena (Italian for mermaid). She's 12" tall.
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I painted the fabric for her body with acrylics, then added torn tissue text and flowers (with gel medium), handwriting and stamps. I then machine-stitched flowers, Angelina and strips of fabric onto the front.
I painted the face and dirtied her up a bit with a green chalk stamp, then added those gorgeous fibres from Stef Francis for the hair. Finally I glued shells into her hair and round her neck using Trim-It glue.
She's only roughly made!

Here's the painted and collaged piece of cream calico which I used for her body.


I think this is the first thing I've ever made that I actually feel really happy with.
This is a theme I will develop........

25 comments:

LaY hOoN said...

She is so beautiful !!!!
You're so talented .
I wish i know how to make one too !!!

Lynn said...

And so you should feel happy with her Linda, she is a work of art :) I love visiting your blog because you are always trying something new and Serena is beautiful !!!!!!!

pammyjo said...

OMGosh! Wonderful, she's just wonderful. I so love visiting. I wish you did tutorials. Luv it!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hi Linda,

Your "Little Mermaid" is so adoreable!! Your attention to the details is amazing!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

purplecat said...

stunning Linda! these dolls are such fun to make aren't they? I made a frida one and so enjoyed making her. Love all the embellishments!

magpie said...

Linda
I love your little mermaid... she is beautiful.....

Sharon xx

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh she is gorgeous!! I love the collage piece that you did for her.

Rosie said...

These fabric pieces are turning out to be your real forte Linda!! Sirena is beautiful and I can't wait to see her properly, or to see the sisters you make for her ....

Barbara said...

Sirena is Beautiful. I love the colour combination of green and purple together. I've enjoyed looking back through your blog too.

Jacky said...

Sirena is gorgeous!!! Yes, I think fabric is definately your forte. Loving your mermaid!

Your book arrived today Linda, so beautiful. I love seeing the books in the flesh as there is just so much detail to take in. I love all of the tiny, tiny beads you used and it has a real arty feel to it. I am soooo looking forward to working in it for you.

Jacky xox

Mar said...

she is just lovely!!!
the fabric!! especially makes her
well the shells too
:)

i get my 'me day' today!

jjeeeehhheeeeippy

Anne said...

Hi, Linda! Oh I hope that your feeling of being happy with what you've made is a theme that definitely continues for you! What a fabulous feeling! :-)

Sandy said...

Linda she is so beautiful.
You are a really talented girl. Love your wonderful art.

sesga loves 1950s said...

I Adore her she is soooo Linda full of Amazing detail and harmonising colours .
You are so talented I love everything you make .

Love and hugs from sesga xxx

Rein said...

She is beautiful!

Heather said...

She's gorgeous - a real siren! The fabric you created for making her body is beautiful.

Jo said...

Wow she's beautiful Linda. Haven't popped over here in absolutely ages and am amazed at the multitude of different techniques you are using to work your 'magic'. Truly inspirational stuff.
Hugs xx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Sirena is just gorgeous, every detail is stunning. Making your own special mermaid fabric Linda = WOW!!! She must be such a delight to hold and see in person! I am still thinking seashells too :)

*jean* said...

o linda! sirena is totally fabulous!!! she is really wonderful and i love her face!! you did a great job!

Dot said...

Sirena is so lovely Linda! And I am so pleased you like her too. You create such gorgeous art - wish you could see how talented you really are.
Dot xx

Gini said...

Just love the name Sirena, and what a beauty she is! From her colours, hair, shell jewellery to her beautifully layered body. Linda you're so talented. You're both fantasmagorical!
(I appreciate you saying what glue you use for these projects, as it's always which glue to use that trips me up.)

Judy Scott said...

she is beautiful and the collaged fabric is lovely!

lilibulle said...

this mermaid is absolutely fantastic linda!!!

Jaqi said...

WOW.......IM LOST FOR WORDS.....YOU MAKE IT ALL SOUND VERY SIMPLE, SHES STUNNING, JAQI X

Cat said...

She is beautiful... you did such an awesome job on the face and on the entire mermaid! Stunning!