I was waiting for this lesson from Jane Davenport because I took a Whimsical Girls class through Interweave. If you click on the link, it should take you to YouTube’s preview of her class – Fantastic!!
The lesson included collaging the watercolor paper with our favorite things – Drawing on the Outer and Inner World. When she used flowers, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
I used one of my former piece of art I created a couple of years ago and I transformed her into Frida Kahlo. Haha! She doesn’t look like Frida, but I did her uni-brow and now she can pass for Frida.
Here she is:
Frida, for the most part, wore flowers in her hair and her braids up on her head, so I cut out a cluster of roses, and an iris and set her on top. She had a high forehead, but when I placed the flowers without the hair on her forehead, it looked like a helmet. I think she looks much better now. She also wore beautiful shawls, so instead of having her hair flowing, I made the shawl flowing in the wind. I used Dye-Na-Flo ink to color the shawl and love the way it made it look like silk. I added some flowers to the edges and gold threads throughout. She liked dressing in traditional Mexican attire, so I just gave her a bouquet of flowers to compensate for not giving her a “Huipil” (A peasant dress). She was such a rebel, so I used one of my Unity Stamps “The Rebel in me will never die.” How appropriate!
The print out of the girl I used had light violet eyebrows, so I just darkened them a little and added a more hair to the middle of the bridge of the nose and of course, a few wisps of hair on her upper lid.
She loved beautiful jewelry, so I gave her some gold earrings with emeralds. She also loved parrots and had a pet monkey, but opted not to add it.
I had a lot fun creating this project, and will make lots more withe the techniques I learned this time.
And, thank you for stopping by to see my work.