Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Victorian Mermaid Shadow Box

Here's something new I was experimenting with. I was looking through some old Victorian photos that I have, and I thought "How would she look as a mermaid?" :-). I am inspired greatly by old pictures and photos, timeless beauties, and with my love of mermaids, it seemed like a natural fit that she could become one. I don't normally do collages, but sometimes the right photo is perfect for creating one. So, I took an old sewing drawer, painted the inside to look like the undersea ocean, cut the picture, painted long red hair and her fish tail. Her fin is made of leaves. I added a few shells inside, some other crafty stuff for seaweed, glittered her up, framed the box in shells, and this is how she turned out! I liked it so much, I was inspired to do more, so I did a series of them. You can see this one on my Etsy site at LoriGutierrezArt.Etsy.com.


  1. Your instincts are just right. Just gorgeous. I want everything you make!!!! Anita

  2. She is beautiful! I want to do a necklace & do some soldered charms with mermaids. I can not find any good images of mermaids. Do you have any good ideas? Just love them! Your crowns are stunning. I am so glad to have found you! Welcome to Blogland. I have met some of the most amazing women here.

  3. Hi Lori, I hope you don't mind me following you. I love your gorgeous mermaid and your crowns and what you did to the pair of wedding shoes is just beautiful! I love blogland because it's full of talented and creative women from all over the world that are so inspiring and you Lori, are one of them. Thank you for making the world more beautiful by what you create.
    Have a wonderful weekend!