Saturday, 10 June 2017

Mermaid Tails.....

Hello there

Did you manage to get yourself one of the new mermaid mdf shapes from the latest Powertex UK shows on Hochanda?

I wanted to share with you a way of giving your girl a little more attitude by literally raising her profile.



Start by fixing the two mermaid pieces together using the small mdf square supplied




Then using tin foil create rolls of foil and lay them down the tail. Squeeze the foil as you place it onto the shape to create a sturdy base. 



 Continue adding rolls moving across the area until all of the mdf is covered and you have created the height and shape you want, make sure you keep the curved edges of the mermaid by squeezing the foil into the shape.



 Repeat this process with the tail fins.



Add another raised area to the centre of the head to create the back of the skull. As before build this out to the edges using rolled foil 




 When these are complete take flat pieces of foil and wrap across the whole foiled tail area and across the head to keep everything in place. Tuck the excess foil to the back of the mermaid ensuring that you mermaid still sits flat.



Finally cover all foil with a layer of masking tape




You can then apply a coat of Powertex to give everything a common base.  This is now ready for the application of your design whether that's fabric, stone art clay, 3D flex, Powertex and bister or any combination you want to apply.

Have fun creating your own Mermaid Tails.

Annette