Some Page Altering – In The Deep Blue Sea

Something a little different for a Friday and my Guest DT piece for Alter It Monthly. This month’s challenge is ‘Sirens, mermaids and deep blue sea’.

So another head scratcher for me! But I fancied doing something stitchy with book pages and perhaps a bit of digital art as well.

You might recognise the mermaid? Erm…?

There are lots of fabric and paper mixes in this piece all coloured with ZIG Art and Graphic pens from Kuretake using watercolour techniques.

I’ve used both machine and hand stitching to add some more texture.

The slightly scary, ethereal, underwater mermaid uses digital art techniques and some playing around with image transfer.

It is nice to see that even my alter-ego fish self is nail obsessed!

Enjoy your mysterious underwater Friday.


Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She’s a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.


  1. 5 August 2011 / 7:32 am

    Amazing piece Kim – so clever.

    Toni xx

  2. 5 August 2011 / 7:32 am

    Kim, I am blown away! Fabulous piece! As usual – great source of inspiration! Thanks you for sharing 🙂 Hugs, kissinia

  3. 5 August 2011 / 7:34 am

    This is stunning, Kim!! I love her hair and nails….

  4. 5 August 2011 / 7:41 am

    Whoa, Kim, I'm lost for words.. this is just so.. perfect! All the details and textures and layers are fabulous. Gorgeous piece of art!!

  5. 5 August 2011 / 8:06 am

    Wow Kim I´ve missed my words.
    This rock. Unbelievable art. Love it.

    Have a lovely weekend.

  6. 5 August 2011 / 8:27 pm

    one word ……….. AMAZING 😀

    xx coops xx

  7. 6 August 2011 / 3:21 pm

    Wow so beautiful and ever so creative
    love tasha xx

  8. 6 August 2011 / 5:02 pm

    Hi Kim, loved your Pointillism project and tutorial in Craft Stamper magazine, your work is wonderful and so diverse and your clear tutorials on your blog are fantastic and greatfully read and absorbed 🙂
    Also your interview over on My mojo monthly was wonderful and very thought provoking, thank you so much for all your crafty inspiration!
    Wowzer this is such an imaginative and stunning mermaid picture especially the diva nails. Bet you can really pick your nose with those beauties, in theory of course. (sorry I just couldn't resist!)

  9. 6 August 2011 / 9:53 pm

    Wow, that's an outstanding piece, love the image, the colors and the texture.

  10. 21 October 2011 / 3:08 pm

    Wow! I love this project!!! It is realy magic Mermaid and deep blue see!!! Awesome alter-ego 😉

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