Page 3 of 20 FirstFirst 123456713 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 60 of 381

Thread: Keiris' New Hybrid Tail

  1. #41
    Senior Member Chesapeake Pod Nyx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    552
    Add Nyx on Facebook
    Follow Nyx on Tumblr Visit Nyx's Youtube Channel
    It's so preeettttyyyyy <3

    Website:
    ~~FableMade Studio ~~

  2. #42
    Senior Member Euro Pod Celaeno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Posts
    517
    Add Celaeno on Facebook
    Quote Originally Posted by Keiris View Post
    As far as paint goes, I use PearlEx pigments and very watered down acrylic paints so the fabric doesn't get stiff or thwart the silicone from curing. You can also mix an additive to acrylic paint to make it more flexible for fabric. I just used very thin layers to build up the color. This is just some sort of lycra/spandex swimsuit material which is why I have kept the paint very thin as well as the silicone overlay. If this combination is successful I may consider selling them as a less expensive "realistic" tail to full silicone. Hope that helps, Chris.
    This is exactly the method I have been thinking about, wondering how viable it was...it's really cool to see someone putting it into practice.

  3. #43
    Senior Member Pod of Cali Ashe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    In Your Mind!
    Posts
    2,362
    It really looks amazing! And the fluke

    I can't wait to see it in action
    she believed she could, so she did
    formerly known as Kalani



  4. #44
    Senior Member Pod of The South Keiris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Naples, FL
    Posts
    1,510
    Add Keiris on Facebook
    Quote Originally Posted by Merman Lir View Post
    what kind of fabric did you end up using? I'm working on starting a hybrid tail (silicone over painted fabric like yours) for another mer. (silicone is out of our budget but we have gigs to fill)... I have some left over neoprene, but am concerned it will be too bulky. I'm likewise concerned that spandex would be too light/flimsy. ... also what kind of paint do you prefer. (sorry if that's too many questions!)
    Hi Lir! If you have neoprene already, you should look at Mermaid Nyx's GORGEOUS painted neoprene tail! It is really stunning and one of my personal favorites! It looks very streamline on her and her treatment of the scales is artistic witchcraft. I am sure it was very labor intensive but I bet if you ask her nicely, she would be happy to share how she crafted it.

  5. #45
    Senior Member Pod of The South Keiris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Naples, FL
    Posts
    1,510
    Add Keiris on Facebook
    Looks like the weekend will be filled with painting silicone layers on both sides of the fluke and fins. I am also rubbing a little PearlEx pigment dry in certain places to bring out a bit more color and iridescence. I may make the stripes more vivid in the future but right now I want to see how this thing swims!

  6. #46
    Moderator Pod of Cali Mermaid Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Los Angeles Area
    Posts
    4,147

    Visit Mermaid Wesley's Youtube Channel
    Wow!!!! I loooove the fluke. Mad props.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  7. #47
    Senior Member Undisclosed Pod PearlieMae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    6,655
    Follow PearlieMae On Twitter Add PearlieMae on Facebook
    Be careful not to go overboard with the dry rubbed pigment...it can act like a release between layers and ruin all your work.

  8. #48
    Senior Member Pod of Texas Merman Lir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Dallas, Texas, United States
    Posts
    173
    looking really good, Keiris! and thanks for the q and a
    Formerly known as Chris Edwards

  9. #49
    Senior Member Pod of The South Keiris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Naples, FL
    Posts
    1,510
    Add Keiris on Facebook
    Thanks Wesley, Pearlie and Lir!
    The fluke is painted, highlighted , and dusted with some extra shimmer. I trimmed the outer, heavy, double silicone veins that frame the fluke off of this sculpt. I'll incorporate those back again on the next full silicone tail with the Competitor monofin. Just wanted this tail lighter and sleeker. I like the severe scalloped edge. It's a nod to the live mermaids from Disneyland that swam in the Lagoon for 2 or 3 years back in the '60's.

    Next up, blended waistband.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  10. #50
    Senior Member Euro Pod Celaeno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Posts
    517
    Add Celaeno on Facebook
    Loving the colors, and that fluke is a work of art!

  11. #51
    Senior Member Pod of The South Keiris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Naples, FL
    Posts
    1,510
    Add Keiris on Facebook
    in sunlight
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  12. #52
    Gorgeous!! The sunlight really brings out the details and colors.

    Sent from my C6725 using Tapatalk

  13. #53
    Senior Member Euro Pod Celaeno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Posts
    517
    Add Celaeno on Facebook
    Wow. I cannot wait for shots of this thing in action.

  14. #54
    Senior Member Undisclosed Pod PearlieMae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    6,655
    Follow PearlieMae On Twitter Add PearlieMae on Facebook
    Sweet! Can't wait to see it in water!

  15. #55
    Wow, pretty!!
    Beautiful beaded tops and silicone fins and flukes for enhancing your tail at my Etsy shop: Fancy Fish Fashions!
    Follow me on Facebook



  16. #56
    Senior Member Euro Pod Adalira's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    649
    Oh wow, omg omg omg that is sooooo beautiful! I love love love love the colors!!!

  17. #57
    Senior Member Pod of Cali Mermaid Mystery's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    San Jose
    Posts
    1,239
    Follow Mermaid Mystery On Twitter Add Mermaid Mystery on Facebook
    Follow Mermaid Mystery on Tumblr Visit Mermaid Mystery's Youtube Channel
    this is too pretty omg
    user formerly known as mermaidofthelabyrinth

  18. #58
    The colors and the markings are wonderful!
    www.youtube.com/MinxFox
    I love: Peacocks - Mermaiding -
    Tropical Plants
    That was her magic, she could still see the sunset, even on those darkest days. - Atticus



  19. #59
    Senior Member Pod of Cali Ashe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    In Your Mind!
    Posts
    2,362
    This is amazing! The transition from the scales to the fluke looks really clean... and can we talk about that fluke again?? It's gorgeous!
    she believed she could, so she did
    formerly known as Kalani



  20. #60
    Senior Member Chesapeake Pod Nyx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    552
    Add Nyx on Facebook
    Follow Nyx on Tumblr Visit Nyx's Youtube Channel
    It's beautiful!!

    Website:
    ~~FableMade Studio ~~

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •