Mermaid Wall Art New Design with Sea Shells, Crushed Glass and Crushed Shells

vertical mermaid with shells and starfish wall art
I wanted to share my latest mermaid design with you.
Actually I created it towards the end of last year and I'm 
just now getting around to blogging about her!

large mermaid wall art with crushed shells and glass
This is the original style of mermaid I created years ago. 
I've since made this style in 2 other sizes and all sorts of combinations
but I wanted to offer another version as well and it was a lot of fun
coming up with the design.

hand made mermaid wall art for beach house
I've been making her in the same style with lots of texture and 
shells in her hair...

mosaic of seashells and sea glass
I use lots of mixed shells, with or without crushed glass chips...

hand made mermaid with shells and starfish
She holds a large textured starfish...

small mermaid with seashells and starfish
I ended up making a small version of this mermaid as well.

2 sizes of mermaid wall art with sea shells
Not the greatest pic, but you can see the difference in size.

mermaid wall art beach house art
She's available in the glass and shell combo, all shells or all glass too.

sea shell mosaic on mermaid tail
The shells are so beautiful!

I recently hit the seashell mother lode on Craigslist so I'm set with 
sea shells for a while.
They were all cleaned and organized, I was pretty excited!

mermaid wall art
If you are ever in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, I usually have 
mermaids displayed in a shop called Pieces of Paradise so 
stop by and see them in person.

seashell mosaic mermaid
Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my mermaids!

See all the styles and lots more in my Etsy Shop,
visit me on Facebook and Pinterest too

Hand Painted Wood Bunny Rabbit Sculptures in Reversible Designs of Black and White Checks, Textures, Harlequin and More

hand painted rabbit sculptures
I just finished these fun hand painted rabbits painted with different 
whimsical designs on each side...reversible bunnies!

unfinished wooden bunnies
I actually started them a couple of months ago but then I had to start
packing to move to another home and they got put aside.

I drew out my own pattern, cut them out of plywood and 
mounted on strips of wood so they would be free standing.

Easter black and white checked bunny rabbits decor
I made three pairs of them. This pair has black and cream checks
on one side...

textured damask designs bunny easter decor
They have a textured design made with stencil and spackle on the other side.
If you aren't sure how to do that, check out 
this textured dragonfly wing post to see the process.

hand painted bunny rabbits with black and white checks and ribbon
You can use them with the matching sides showing or 
mix them up.

harlequin bunny rabbit

hand painted striped bunny rabbit
Berry and golden yellow stripes with more dots on the other side.

hand painted whimsical easter decor bunny rabbit
They all have painted metal flowers at the necks and painted bases.

hand painted green and white checked bunny rabbit sculpture

hand painted textured bunny Easter
And more of the textured damask look on the other side.

Easter bunny rabbits hand painted sculptures
I can see any of these little works of art on a Spring or Easter Table, 
in an entryway, a little girls room, kitchen or anywhere for a pop of color.

hand painted textured Easter bunny rabbit
All the bases have dots and stripes... 

hand painted whimsical colorful Easter bunnies
With painted edges...

Spring and Easter bunny rabbit decor
Striped ribbons at the necks...

large metal flowers on hand painted Easter bunnies
And whimsical metal flowers at the necks.
So fun!

hand painted wooden Easter Spring bunny rabbit decor
Thanks so much for checking out my painted bunnies!

Find them and lots more in my Etsy shop or find me on Pinterest.
If you follow me on Facebook you already know that
on Thursday, I got married! :) 

getting married under a magnolia tree
We actually knew each other waaaay back in high school in a small town in Alabama,
 and never saw each other again until 2 1/2 years ago when we connected on Facebook!
We both knew "something" was there from that moment and have been inseparable
since then. We married at our local courthouse under a huge magnolia tree.
Most perfect, happiest day ever!

Wooden Angel Wings Sculptural Wall Art in Two Sizes and Lots of Colors

distressed white angel wing wall art
About 7 months ago, I made my first pair of angel wings
and they have since taken on a life of their own!

You might remember I created the original pair in support
of one of my sweet sisters who was going through a difficult time 
with cancer at the time. I'm beyond grateful to report she is
cancer free and I'm so happy my creation is continuing to 
bring joy to others.

wood angel wings wall art dark angel
In addition to the distressed white version, I also make
them in this dark wood look brown...

large textured angel wing wall art gold
And this beautiful antiqued gold.

hand made wooden angel wings wall sculpture
In addition to my Etsy shop, I usually have some of the
wings available in a beautiful local shop called Pieces of Paradise.

Speaking of my Etsy shop, I had to put it on hold for a 
little bit since I'm moving to a new house and need time
to pack! I hope to be all moved in and have the shop
back up and running towards the end of February.

textured white angel wings wall art
I also created a smaller version of my wings.
They look great in a nursery or baby's room, over a bed, in a wall grouping
or anywhere in the home.

wooden angel wings
Here they are side by side, the small ones are approx 28" long.
 The large are about 45" long.

pair of brown wood look angel wings
I offer the small ones in the brown...

gold angel wings wall art
And the gold. Metallics are so hard for me to photograph...

gold angel wings
You can see more of the metallic glow in this pic.

angel wings wall art in silver
I recently had an order for small wings in silver.

silver angel wings
Love how they turned out and plan to make a large pair
in the silver as well.

white peacock feather wall art
I had it in my head to make a pair of peacock feather angel wings.

hand made white peacock feather angel wings wall art
I originally planned on painting them in true peacock feather colors
but decided to go with a white peacock feather look and
add a little metallic gold to glam them up.

white peacock feather angel wings
I still plan to make them in the more colorful version too!

Thanks for checking out all my angel wings.
When my Etsy shop is back open, please stop in and browse around.

Find me on Facebook and Pinterest too

Outdoor Mosaic Sea Shell and Crushed Glass Mermaids and Sea Turtles Made from Wedi Board

I've gotten lots of requests over the years for outdoor safe versions of my

After lots and lots of research, I finally decided on a product called 
Wedi Board, pronouced "weedy".

It's usually used in building applications as a tile underlayment. It's rigid, waterproof and
won't warp. It's about 1/4 the weight of other cement boards because it has a
foam core with fiberglass mesh and a cement coating on both sides.

All these qualities make it a perfect substrate for outdoor mosaics.
I found a local supplier but I think you can order online too.
It's not cheap, but it's so easy to work with in terms of weight and cutting it.

You can cut it with a utility knife, and it's easy to cut shapes with it as well.
It got a little tricky when cutting out the detail of the mermaid but I 
just cut slowly and took my time.  
I started out with a utility knife but ended up using my jigsaw to cut mine.

I also wore a mask when cutting it. You don't want to be breathing the fine
cement dust that's created when cutting it.

Here is the first outdoor mermaid order I created using the Wedi board.
She had a combo of crushed shells and glass for her body and
crushed shells on the starfish as well.

Since it's an outdoor piece, I used thinset to adhere the shells and/or glass
and also to create the texture.
I also used the thinset to finish the back of the pieces too.

You can see that the thinset works just fine to create the texture like I 
do with my other pieces.

This was my first time working with thinset. I read lots of different
mosaic forums and boards to become more familiar with using it like this.

Thinset is not the easiest product to work with, in my opinion. 

It's basically cement so you don't want to breathe this stuff 
while it's in dry form.
You need to put on a mask to scoop it out for mixing and you only mix
 what you will use, it doesn't keep.

Which brings me to what you are scooping it out of...
 It only comes in 50 pound bags, convenient right? Not.
So there's the whole, gotta track someone down at Home Depot to 
load it for you thing too.

Which leads to the fact that unless you are mixing the whole bag, the instructions
are useless as far as how much water to use. You have to kind
of guessitmate how much water to use to get to the right consistency.

In terms of cleanup, it's kind of like grout, which I'm super familiar working with.
You don't want to wash it down the sink.

It's really drying for your skin so I wear gloves, which I'm not really a fan of, 
but I do it anyway.

Other than those grumbles LOL, once I got going with it, it was fine. :)

The Wedi I bought was a 3' x 5' sheet so I had a little left over
after cutting out the mermaids and cut out a family of shell mosaic sea turtles.

I used thinset again to create the texture and apply the shells.

When using the Wedi board, you have to attach your hangers 
before you apply your mosaic or design.
Since it's foam in the center, there's no way to attach hangers after the fact.
They need to be embedded under your design.

They are super lightweight which is great in terms of hanging and 
shipping them.

My local supplier also carries a 2" thick 8 foot length of Wedi
which I think will be great for an outdoor surfboard.
I plan to do that one day!

Thanks for stopping by, please swing by my Etsy shop to 
see what's new or find me on Facebook and Pinterest too!

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