Here is a sideways view of the top.....These aren't the best pictures, for some reason the gray and pastels do not show off very well....
This will be a mermaid bellpull for in the bathroom, the two mermaids are stitched using the same techniques just different colors for the hair. Both tails are stitched with Pailettes in a peacock color with the torso and face outlined in DMC 310 (black)
Their hair is stitched using Fly Stitches in two colors with Kreinik #4 Braid and Caron Wildfloers and a hair strand done in Stem Stitch using a darker shade of Kreinik #4 Braid.
After stitching the first mermaid I felt the cream background was to plain and took my sons crayons and shaded it in and then ironed it. I really like how easy the crayon goes onto the fabric but I was hoping for a more watercolor affect out of the overlapping areas but they really don't melt together just into the fabric.
However after Ironong I noticed the mermaids scales had taken on a more rounded look with the colors changing to a more antique look. So now I will have to iron the other mermaid till her tail matches. I'm planning on doing some machine quilting around the edges and then a simple binding. I will also be adding some beads to each girl since the hands look like they are holding something.