Monday, April 15, 2013

Cute project alert!

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!


  1. I love this project. You are a talented artiste and blogger. I look forward to exploring the website and seeing more of your charming work. Until next time, Lydia

  2. Lydia, thank you so much for taking the time to check out my blog! I have so darn much fun making stuff, it's really nice to know that others enjoy looking at it. Please come visit again!