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Good morning! It’s Emily Midgett here with you today to share my version of a Bohemian mermaid. (Is that a thing? If not, it should be. I envision mermaids with flower crowns and bikini tops with fringe haha!) I chose to focus on the beautiful mermaid scene (that’s all one piece… hooray for no masking needed!) from Mermaid Song and the lovely little floral bits from Zen Floral.

I started by die cutting and stamping the main mermaid image from Mermaid Song with Versamark, then heat embossing with clear embossing powder. I repeated the process with the Zen Floral stamps and dies, using just the smaller individual flowers instead of the main border image. I watercolored them all using my Daniel Smith watercolors, keeping my color palette in cool pinks, blues, and teals.

Next, I used a circle die from my stash to die cut a circle from the center of a natural white card stock panel. (I prefer natural white to bright white when using watercolor paper, because the watercolor paper has just a touch of cream and looks dingy on the white card stock!) I masked off the edges of my A2 card base, then used my Clarity Stencil Brushes to blend some dusty blue ink in the background. I stamped my greeting (from Mermaid Song) using black ink over the top of the blended blue ink.

I adhered my circle die cut panel over the blended card front using dimensional adhesive, then arranged my mermaid and her “bohemian” floral circlet around the die cut circle edge.

Well, that’s all for me today! I hope you enjoyed my project. I’m so enjoying playing with all of these beautiful mermaids! Have a marvelous weekend, friends!

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