The designers at Paper Crafting World are celebrating Hispanic Heritage month with a challenge. I needed to search Google for a project idea. One children’s site suggested making a self-portrait, like Frida Kahlo did. She was a Mexican artist who made lots of self-portraits. She had polio as a child and later was in a terrible car accident. I first heard of her on a BrainPop movie. I wanted to link to that, but it turns out that movie is not free 😦 so I linked to the Wikipedia article instead. Anyway, I decided to re-create one of her self-portraits, “Roots”, instead of making one of myself. Here is the one I copied:
I used four files from Paper Crafting World. The body is from Celeste Butterfly; the hair is from Tori QT Patootie; the dress is from Bride and Groom QT Patootie, and the vines are from Fan Flower. Her eyebrows are parentheses. The orientation is correct — she’s lying on her side. Here’s mine:
For the background, I started with a piece of card stock cut to fit inside the frame that I had. I went to my stash of scraps and placed about a 2 inch strip of a blue on top for the sky, about a 3 inch strip of brown for the middle and a strip of tan for the rest. Then I tore small pieces of blue papers, brown papers and tan papers and glued them on their respective bases. It looked like this:
Now it’s your turn to make something for our Hispanic Heritage challenge. There are some great ideas over at Paper Crafting World to inspire you!