Mermaid Fish Scales Papercraft Wall Art DIY


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Mermaid scales are iridescent, shimmery and beautiful! Mermaids, fish and nautical themes are perfect for home decor or parties. You can make your own gorgeous piece of art easily.

Mermaid Fish Scales Papercraft Wall Art DIY


Mermaid scales are iridescent, shimmery and beautiful! Mermaids, fish and nautical themes are perfect for home decor or parties. You can make your own gorgeous piece of art easily. Great for a piece to hang on the wall, perfect for a backdrop for a birthday party or fun scaled down for a card!
 
The different shades of blues, the glitter paper and the iridescent shimmer make this mermaid scale wall art the perfect home decor or party decoration.

Papercrafts are my favorite because they are so inexpensive. I love making things with paper that look expensive and chic. This amazing mermaid scale wall canvas is easy to make, takes just a few supplies and looks fantastic.

The different shades of blues, the glitter paper and the iridescent shimmer make this mermaid scale wall art the perfect home decor or party decoration.

The different shades of blues, the glitter paper and the iridescent shimmer make this mermaid scale wall art the perfect home decor or party decoration.
 
Mermaid scales are iridescent, shimmery and beautiful! Mermaids, fish and nautical themes are perfect for home decor or parties. You can make your own gorgeous piece of art easily.

Supplies for Mermaid Wall Art:

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16 by 20 stretched canvas
7 shades of blue paper (2 of each color)
1 sheet of glitter paper 
Iridescent cellophane 
2 inch paper punch
Hot glue/gun 
 
How to make Mermaid fish scales wall art with paper circles in various shades of blue.

Punch circles out of your papers. With one 8.5 by 11 sheet of paper, I cut 20 circles. Punch the circles upside down. This makes it easy to line up where the punch will go and maximize the use of your paper.
 
How to make Mermaid fish scales wall art with paper circles in various shades of blue.

The variety of colors is beautiful. I scattered them evenly throughout the canvas but an ombre style would look amazing as well. Cut circles of iridescent cellophane with scissors to overlay on a few of the scales.
 
How to make Mermaid fish scales wall art with paper circles in various shades of blue.

The simplest way to secure the circles to the canvas is just a dot of hot glue on each.
 
How to make Mermaid fish scales wall art with paper circles in various shades of blue.

Place the circles along the edge of the canvas leaving half of them off the edge, creating a scallop border. 8 two-inch circles fit across the canvas perfectly. As long as you have an even number of inches on your canvas size, it will fit perfectly.
 
How to make Mermaid fish scales wall art with paper circles in various shades of blue.

On the second row, cut a circle in half.
 
How to make Mermaid fish scales wall art with paper circles in various shades of blue.

Glue a half piece on the edge and continue the row across, overlapping the next row half way over the first row.
 
How to make Mermaid fish scales wall art with paper circles in various shades of blue.

Repeat for all the rows. Scatter the glitter paper and the iridescent papers throughout the canvas evenly. I taped the iridescent pieces right on top of a blue circle.
 
How to make Mermaid fish scales wall art with paper circles in various shades of blue.

I made sure not to let any like colors touch.
 
How to make Mermaid fish scales wall art with paper circles in various shades of blue.

Once you get all the way to the top edge, just cut the remaining row of circles in half to finish off the edge.
 
How to make Mermaid fish scales wall art with paper circles in various shades of blue.

I left the sides of my canvas white. If you are going to paint, do it first...then glue on the scales.
 
How to make Mermaid fish scales wall art with paper circles in various shades of blue. The different shades of blues, the glitter paper and the iridescent shimmer make this mermaid scale wall art the perfect home decor or party decoration.

I love the layers, texture, shimmer, shine, and shades of this piece! It looks just like my daughter's fish, Sapphire! Perfect for a fish, mermaid or under-the-sea lover! Great backdrop or table centerpiece for a birthday party. I love how this beautiful canvas turned out.
 
How to make Mermaid fish scales wall art with paper circles in various shades of blue. The different shades of blues, the glitter paper and the iridescent shimmer make this mermaid scale wall art the perfect home decor or party decoration.

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How to make Mermaid fish scales wall art with paper circles in various shades of blue. The different shades of blues, the glitter paper and the iridescent shimmer make this mermaid scale wall art the perfect home decor or party decoration.







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  1. made this and love it!!! not sure how to post a pic of it but it turned out great!!

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