Mechanical seahorse and a farewell by Riikka

by admin


Hello everyone! Today it’s Riikka here to share a project with you, the last one as the part of the regular team so it’s a bit sad for me. But I had so much fun doing this project so lets move those sad feelings aside and concentrate on the good and happy things! Right?


I absolutely adore seahorses! There’s something magical about them, how they delicately float or swim in the sea. How they are so fantastic looking – a mix of a fish and a horse and how colorful they are. Having said that, this seahorse ain’t that colorful, but sparkly and shiny! I wanted the seahorse to pop out of the background, so I chose to paint it black and only have some metallic shine to the body. The gears on top I painted with a golden sparkly paint.

The background of this project is the background of the Milestone Card Seven. On top I created some sea weed or waves like texture using the Art Deco stencil. Then I painted the background using pearly blue paints. I added some pearls and micro beads to the background and painted them with gold, like a stream on light shining through the water. To heighten the wavy feeling, I added one flourish to the side of the piece.


Thank you for stopping by today! I wish you once again a great, artful year 2017! Hope to see you around and please come to visit me in my own blog from time to time!

xoxo Riikka


Materials from Scrap FX:

2016406 – Steampunk Seahorse

2016331-7 – Milestone Card Seven

2016329 – Doodad J Tails

2016148 – Art Deco stencil


One Response to “Mechanical seahorse and a farewell by Riikka”

  1. ava gavloski says:

    Well designed, great presentation