This mermaid is 5 feet in length and cut from plywood. I applied texture, painted, and gave it a wax finish. This photo shows the mermaid at different stages of painting. The mermaid will be hung in a home with nautical and antique decor throughout, so she had to look aged.
There are more decorations to share, but this was my favorite. He is life size and out of plywood. I used acrylic paint and sealed him with a matte finish so photos with the Mad Hatter would not have a glare. A glossy finish will reflect the camera flash. I embellished the Mad Hatter with lace from old curtains, thread, safety pins, a key, real buttons, fabric, hat pins and a feather. He didn't dance at prom, but he posed for lots of pictures!
I had so much fun making the stands for the cupcakes! I loved how the table was decorated. The cupcakes were super cute and yummo!! http://www.cupcakerybythesea.com
A Cupcakery by the Sea baked and decorated our cupcakes this year and last and we were all impressed.
The prom is over and it looks like rain, so I thought I'd update my blog with some of the decorations I made for this year. The prom committee was very helpful as there were some talented moms and student artists who took wood table centerpieces I cut out home to paint. We also had several work days to make giant flowers, mushrooms, signs. Here are 2 characters I cut out of plywood and painted. The White Rabbit stood outside the giant keyhole door to the dance hall.