To photograph her I tied a rope at the top and hung her from the basketball hoop in the driveway.
The top was just plain wood so I covered it with modeling paste and several different layers of paint until it blended with the body.
Her necklace was a variety of fibers from an Oliver Twist pack and pearl beads and shells. I love the silver starfish focal bead.
From the back she has the classic mermaid V-back that goes into her flowing skirt.
Here is a close up of her body. The fabric was ripped into squares on the top and cut with a scallop blade rotary cutter on the bottom. It was all attached with matte medium, overwashed with metallic aquamarine paint, stenciled with pearl white and purple metallic paints and given a protective coating. It really gives her a nice texture.
Her skirt is a collection of fabrics from the sale table (post Prom season) at Joann's. I stenciled and painted some the fabrics but some were used as is. They were ripped into strips and attached to her skirt.
Surrounding her is a wave made of lightning rod wire. It is essentially steel wire that is copper coated. So, it behaves like steel and has the patina of oxidized copper, a winning combination.
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