Saturday, May 21, 2016


Hi, There!

Mermaids - have appeared in folklore of many cultures.  Being legendary aquatic creatures - that have been said to cause shipwrecks, can foretell and/or provoke disasters, I think pirates are in love with them; at least,  I think Captain Jack Sparrow is quite smitten here in my journal!!!!  Without a doubt, they are just fascinating to think about and I just love any mermaid images.  So this digital image from Ching-Chou Kuik called "Flow Followers" is just another one of my faves and a delight to color!!

I just had to make a page for her in my Art Journal book along with Captain Sparrow!!  So much fun to create.  My details are below.

I am entering this into the Facebook Challenge for Ching-Chou Kuik on Mermaids for the month of May!!

Thanks so much for coming by and I hope to see you soon for my next post.  I was hoping I would have time to use this image to make a card - but time just might flow on by before I get a chance;)  Till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Art Journal Page Recipe:
Digital image colored with copic markers and shaded with pencils
Glossy accents in her eyes and on the sea turtles shells; stardust used for the water bubbles and outline of my page edge.
Background created with gesso, distress paints - Broken Chins and Bundles Sage
Gel Medium to seal it all
Words computer generated, fussy cut and applied with gel medium and shaded edges with same inks
Shading around Captain Sparrow and the Mermaids with Pitt Pens
White gel pen for hi-lights
Stamps in the background all stamped with Archival Black Ink Pad - Star of India ship, heart bubbles and regular bubbles and a kissing fish
Stencil in background from Tim Holtz "coffee splatters" and I used my textured paste on this.
Black Soot edging around the pages and then added the stardust.  I have to have sparkle on my pages somewhere!! :)


  1. Carole Ann, love your marine pages of art journal! I love the romantic pirate theme and mermaids are so wonderful! You have created a great background, so similar to water, and great coloring of the mermaid! Have a nice day!!!

  2. Your journal pages look really amazing Carole Ann!! Just love the addition of the bubbles, texture and wonderful images you've used!! :) Glad you're having fun with it! HUGS

  3. LOL and every mermaid needs a Johnny Depp! Great job on all the texturing and coloring. You've created a perfect underwater feel. Hugs!


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