Mermaid Pals by Deb Antonick

INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions:

• Seal the bottles with Gesso. Let dry, sand lightly.

• Basecoat with Warm White.

Stamp –

• Stamp the Mermaid Pal images onto paper and cut out for use as a mask.

• Stamp the Mermaid Pal images onto the surfaces using the stazOn or Ranger Archival Black ink pad.

• Adhere the cut out images, with a piece of tape, over the stamped images on the bottles to create a mask.

• Stamp the swirls. Remove mask.

• Use the Micron Pen to darken any imperfect stamp lines.

• Optionally, I like to lightly drag the ink pad along the edges for a distressed took.

• Seal the entire surface now with DecoArt Matte Medium.

*Apply a coat of Matte Medium over the entire surface, let dry. I do this after stamping my images so

that the background is sealed. I can then wipe the paint off if I make a mistake and not mess up the

background.

Painting:

I painted all the images with very light washes of the DecoArt Fluid Acrylics using the IPC Small Point

Blender. I build up the shading colors by using the Fluid Acrylics at full strength with the 3/8” Angular shading

brush. Keeping the paint to the tip of the brush, it is easy to tuck the stronger color into the corners to create

depth. Use the Soft Flat Top to soften the floats.

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The Fluid Acrylics dry quick so it is easy to add tints of other colors.

*After I paint my first soft colors, I like to add another thin coat of the DecoArt Matte Medium. It dries quickly

and any paint added over the Matte Medium can be wiped off with a baby wipe without removing the paint

below.

• Shade the around the images and the outside of the bottles with Cobalt Teal Hue.

• Deepen shading with Cobalt Turquoise Hue.

Mermaid Tails –

• Paint with a wash of Hansa Yellow Light.

• Shade with Yellow Green Light.

• Deepen shading with Phthalo Green Yellow.

Unicorn –

• Shade the body with Paynes Grey.

• Highlight with some soft tints of Cobalt Teal Hue.

• Add a tint of Quinacridone Red for the cheeks and inside the ears.

• Paint the eyes with Titanium White. Paint the pupils with Cobalt Teal Hue.

• Hooves are same as mermaid tails.

• Shade the hair with Quinacridone Red. Highlight with Titanium White.

• Shade the horn with Metallic Gold.

• Paint over the wings and the horn with clear glitter paint. I used DecoArt Holographic Illusions Crystal

Ball.

Cat –

• Shade the body with Quinacridone Red. Highlight with Titanium White

• Paint the eyes with Titanium White. Paint the pupils with Cobalt Teal Hue.

• Shade the seashell and starfish with Metallic Gold.

• Paint over the shells with clear glitter paint. I used DecoArt Holographic Illusions Crystal Ball.

Finishing:

• Emboss the bottle tops with the Shabby Blue Embossing powder.

• Paint over the background with Glitter paint. I used Holographic Illusions Dazzling Teal.

Print Project

Also uses these supplies:

Frantage Embossing Enamel - FREG029 Shabby Blue

Surface:

2 x Potion Bottle Medium Stand-up Wood item# SLDPK837 option G

Available from www.tolepaintingdesigns.com

Supplies:

Ranger Archival or StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad

Note: recommended when using Matte Medium as the ink will not smear.

VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad (for Embossing)

Heat gun

identi-pen

Baby wipes

Paints and Mediums:

DecoArt Media: Matte Medium, Gesso

DecoArt Acrylic: Warm White

DecoArt Holographic Illusions Dazzling Teal and Crystal Ball (or any clear glitter)

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Cobalt Teal Hue, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Titanium White, Yellow Green Light,

Phthalo Green Yellow, Paynes Grey, Quinacridone Red, Carbon Black, Metallic Gold

Brushes: set available from www.paintinwithdeb.ca

Dynasty Eye of the Tiger 3/8” Angular shader, Dynasty IPC Medium Flat top Mop, Dynasty IPC Small Point

Blender

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