A few of the new creations are made with strips of wood that I paint, distress, stain and attach to a backing of either plywood or mdf board. Then I cut the final shape and stain the edges and clear coat the whole piece.
Here's the first one... a mermaid. [See my lobster made with the same technique here]
She is 25" long, 16" tall and 1" thick.
This view, taken from an angle, lets you see the thickness of the piece better:
I've use white, a medium blue and two shades of turquoise. Beachy colours I've used before on both my shop counter:
All of these pieces (well not my counter, but I could make you one) are available in my shop or online by contacting me through email or my facebook page.