09 JunUnder The Sea Merry-Go-Round

Welcome to the Imagine If Merry-Go-Round Hop!  If you’ve started here, you can go back to the beginning and see Jo’s Kiwi Bush Merry-G0-Round. If you’ve come from Lilian’s Beautiful Vintage Merry-G0-Round, welcome!

This Merry-Go-Round is so cool! We’ve all had different themes, and I chose Under The Sea.  Those of you who know me well will recall that I used to have seahorses in a tank, and I still love them, so this was a great theme for me. You can purchase your Merry-Go-Round here, and then choose your rides from the chipboard designs, I used Seahorse Family, Sea Shells, and a mermaid.

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Have a look at the video: A Merry Go Round (smaller)

I had purchased the turntable with the LED lights which I wanted to be part of my design, so I started by cutting a circle in the bottom of the base, and starfish in the top of the base section.  Then I painted the pieces, first with gesso, then turquoise paint on the outside and white on the inside to help reflect the lights.  While all this painting was going on, I also painted all the pieces for the rides and decoration.

Once the paint was dry, I added glitter to the rides and decorations.  I covered the top of the base and the canopy with some lovely sea-themed flocked paper (I got it all out of one sheet of 12″x12″ paper!), and I “inked” the edges with gesso.

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After constructing the base, I used one of the new Imagine If stencils to sponge some wages around the outside, and I added muslin under the starfish cutouts.  Once the Merry-Go-Round was constructed, and the rides added, I used some more muslin around the centre and around the base, on top of which I added the decorations I had painted and glittered.

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Not only was this such a fun project to do, it now looks so pretty rotating in my lounge.

Your next stop on this Merry-Go-Round Hop is Carol and her amazing Alice in Wonderland Merry-G0-Round.

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9 Responses to “Under The Sea Merry-Go-Round”

  1. Jean Bullock says:

    Oh, I love this. So cute.

  2. Lainie says:

    Far out! So many wonderful themes!

  3. Brenda McKay says:

    This is awesome Beth I love the colours well done you…

  4. Marilyn says:

    love the theme and the colours are beautiful .

  5. Esther says:

    I love the addition of the turntable Beth. It’s a very textural piece with so much to look at.

  6. Tricia Collins says:

    Love the Seahorses MGR and the colours. Well done!

  7. Debbie Groot says:

    How cool is this. Love the colours you’ve used

  8. Glennis says:

    Love this. its awesome

  9. Val H says:

    WOW love your theme. Also the turntable is a fabulous idea. Well done!

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