Inspired by a Youtube tutorial from Sanna Suomalainen for Prima, I decided to make this beautiful mermaid tail; however I added a twist by making it one that can be hung in a window (with a suction cup hanger) or on a wall. In her fabulous tutorial, Sanna uses a thick cardboard tail and because I am a horrible “fussy cutter”, I decided to have a mermaid tail cut from wood. I traced her tail from a still shot of the youtube tutorial and sent my desired size (7.5″ x 6″) to a lovely ETSY shop that creates custom wood cuts. They even drilled a small hole on top for me to thread my beaded chain.
I began with a coat of gesso and then used Finnabair White Sand Texture Paste and Paper Texture Paste thorough a Finnabair stencil to create her textured tail. She was painted in greens. blues and golds using Prima Sparks Paints, Lindy’s Magicals and Luminair watercolors. I used 3D Gloss Gel to attach all my Prima flowers, Reneabouquet Coppered Teal Beautiful Beads, glitter, and Prills. For the beaded hanger, I used wire wrapped pearls and a pretty charm on silver chain and attached to a silver key ring.
My mermaid tail measures 7.5 high x 6 inches wide- so she is a nice size for display. Following much of Sanna’s tutorial, I created resin pieces from Prima Finnabair Moulds but as I did not have the Monstera mould, I used the “Wing and Locket Mould” on the side of the tail and the “Baroque 3” along the top.
Here she is hanging on my patio pavillion out in the sunlight. If interested in purchasing this mermaid tail, or having one custom made, please visit my ETSY shop. If you want to create your own, watch Sanna’s tutorial. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments. Have a great day!