For several years now, as my art has been developing, I have fought against Cute. If you want to be taken seriously as an Artiste, you can't do cute, right? Well, the minute I stumbled upon Megan Suarez's Whimsy Girls Workshop, I just had to join. Her art is just to darn adorable! This painting was inspired by the class:
For the painting, I found the coolest paper from My Graffico and printed it onto cardstock.
Since I have an inkjet printer I had to take the papers outside and spray them with a couple of coats of workable fixative so they wouldn't smear when I laid them down with gel medium.
The next day (to allow drying time), I collaged both the papers onto a gallery profile canvas, colored the girls skin with copics, and stuck her on. I painted her hair and added more paint to the background and, voila!, a pretty Whimsy Girl! I sealed the collage with another coat of gel medium and sprinkled on some glitter,'cause you know, every cute girl needs some glitter. What a fun project!