I started by painting a canvas panel in several shades of green, blue and teal. I crafted the mermaid from paperclay and then painted her body with acrylic paints and painted string for hair. After glueing the mermaid onto the panel I used an ART-C bead mix to make the seaweed. Mini sea shells were incorporated onto the ocean floor and used as a crown and top for the mermaid. Silver jewelry charms were also used. My idea for this originated from the purchase of the ART-C bead mix.