Okay Friends! It's Mermaid Madness time in StencilGirl Land!
Three new Mermaid Stencils were released last month
and the Creative Team was excited to participate in a blog hop amongst ourselves.
We were each randomly sent one mermaid stencil.
Then it was Ready, Set, GO!
I was excited to try Shrinky Dinks with my Love Mermaid Stencil
designed by Cathy Nichols.
I shrunk the design down on my copier by 50%.
The size was more manageable for the shrink factor in Shrinky Dinks.
I was hooked on coloring these on the Shrinky Dink plastic.
I used markers and colored pencils.
Before I cooked them I punched a hole in each hair decoration
so they can have jump rings added or be strung up somehow.
In the oven, they wanted to fold over on themselves.
I had more control if I did 2 at a time and tweezered them into
submission by snipping and flattening as stealthily as possible while still hot.
You can see one of the mermaids tails snapped off.
I had fun stringing them up for different purposes.
One gal needed to be hanging in my Pollyanna window.
I didn't even know that movie, Pollyanna, had left such a big impression in my childhood mind
until I flipped through channels recently.
I came across the scene where she discovers the crystals that spread rainbows
into grouchy Mrs. Snow's room.
Wow! I've been collecting crystals and shiny objects for the last fifteen years!
That sweet little mermaid blends right in!
I love that these mermaids are holding hearts close to their chests
with their eyes closed and a little smile on their face.
Some are hung on ribbons for bookmarks.
Some are hung on chains as necklaces for my granddaughter and great niece.
Then I made some faux seashells out of air dry paper clay.
I pressed in pearls and buttons and the mermaid while it was soft.
After it was firm and set I glued those shapes down onto the 'seashell'.
Super lightweight for hanging...in a window? On your car mirror? On your Christmas tree?
I had been looking for a place to add that quote...
Comment to win by noon CST on July 16, 2017.
Here are the participating blogs!
>> Janet Joehlin <<
Always be yourself.
Unless you can be a mermaid.
Then always be a mermaid!