Mixed Media Mermaid Art Tutorial

Updated: Sep 8, 2018

Dear Creators,

I hope you’ve gotten a chance to take a look at my Mixed Media Mermaid Tutorial above, and I hope it’s gotten you as excited as I am about trying your hand at Mixed Media Art!

Here is the Supplies List and links to Amazon that you will need in order to create your very own Mermaid scene. Of course, you can find much less expensive supplies on Amazon and at stores like Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and JoAnne’s, which I recommend if you’re just starting out and aren’t ready to commit to Mixed Media Art yet. The supplies below are just suggestions, and just what I used from the supplies I already had collected over the years. If you don't have something, improvise! That is the beauty of mixed media art - it doesn't have to be perfect. Just make it your own!


  1. 11x14 Canvas Board - https://amzn.to/2QfBiLA

  2. Royal Lace Cake Doilies 12” 10” 8” 4” - https://amzn.to/2NmOxeL

  3. Foil Royal Lace Cake Doilies 10” 6” - https://amzn.to/2NmOyPR

  4. Liquitex Matte Medium - https://amzn.to/2M3MnMl

  5. Liquitex Black Gesso - https://amzn.to/2QjusVk

  6. Liquitex modeling paste - https://amzn.to/2Qf38aM

  7. Golden glass bead gel - https://amzn.to/2Qevx0w

  8. Golden acrylics or Ceramcoat craft paint (see colors below) - https://amzn.to/2wOlNkw

  9. Various shades of aqua collage paper - you choice!

  10. Cream with gold foil scrapbook card stock - https://amzn.to/2wRdchh

  11. Paper punch - Petal by Petal Large Squeeze Punch by Fiskers - https://amzn.to/2oRwhwc

  12. Three stencils - https://amzn.to/2wRLMI8

  13. Colored pencil set - https://amzn.to/2N0GIMx

  14. Sharpie white water based acrylic (fine point) paint pen - https://amzn.to/2M8vHDj

  15. Paint brushes of various size - https://amzn.to/2wU5XVN

  16. Paint pallet knives/spatulas - https://amzn.to/2QfFnPU

  17. Three collage girl cutouts from a magazine - your choice!

Paint Colors I used:


  1. Purssian Blue [Background]

  2. Cobalt Blue [Background]

  3. Light Ultramarine Blue [Background]

  4. Iridescent Bronze (Fine) [Stars, tail, and black hair highlights]

  5. Iridescent Bright Gold (Fine) [Stars and tail]

  6. Iridescent Gold (Fine) [Stars and tail]

  7. Iridescent Pearl (Fine) [Blonde hair highlights, mermaid scales highlights, rock highlights]

  8. Iridescent Copper Light (Fine) [Red hair highlights]

  9. Alizarin Crimson Hue [Red hair lowlights]

  10. Quinacridone/Nickel Azo Gold [Red hair medium color]

  11. Hookers Green Hue [Rock]

  12. Mars Black [Black hair lowlights and rock lowlights]

  13. Raw Umber [Black hair medium color, shading and blending of collage]

  14. Titan Buff [Mermaid scales, blonde hair medium color]

  15. Titan Mars Pale [Mermaid skin but Ceramcoat AC Flesh is better for layering]

  16. Titanium White [All high lights]

A Less Expensive Option:

Delta Ceramcoat - https://amzn.to/2wQ4Mqk

  1. [Background] Prussian Blue

  2. [Background] Rhythm and Blues

  3. [Background] Bahama Purple

  4. [Stars, tail, and black hair highlights] Metallic Kim Gold Trans

  5. [Stars and tail] Metallic 14K Gold Trans

  6. [Stars and tail] Metallic Pale Gold Trans

  7. [Blonde hair highlights, mermaid Pearl Finish Trans scales highlights, rock highlights]

  8. [Red hair highlights] Metallic Copper Trans

  9. [Red hair lowlights] Black Cherry

  10. [Red hair medium color] Red Iron Oxide

  11. [Rock] Dark Foliage Green