My Mermaid Manifestation

After hours of labouring over a mermaid tail- I have the beginnnings of my mermaid. I had to cut all of the scales individually out of latex, clean them and glue them on to the skirt. It has taken an eternity and a serious amount of Christmas T.V.

I am going to run you through it…

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After cutting out all the scales I cleaned them and laid them out to dry.

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I made a bra top first as a kind of tester- which was way easier than the skirt because it wasn’t on stretch fabric. I just covered a multi-way, flesh coloured bra.

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The pencil skirt base is made from two layers of power mesh layed out with the weave in opposite directions, with a zip up the back.Then it is covered in copydex stripes to stick the scales to. This is the first line of scales.

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I glued the scales in vertical lines darker to lighter and bigger to smaller with the centre panel having the largest palest scales.

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So Close!

And the finished result….

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Ok, it’s not the best photograph but… I’m pretty pleased with it. It took a bashing at the party, a few scales definitely fell off and it was a nightmare to go to the loo in but hey, it’s all a learning curve.

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About popty

London based sticker and gluer.

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