Today in my kid's painting class the girls did a mixed media painting.
On the first day I had them paint the background. We used non-traditional items (bubble wrap, credit cards, etc.) to paint & stamp on interesting patterns. Then I had them sketch out their girls on paper.
Today we transfered the drawings onto the canvas and painted the faces using pastels and pens to add details. We cut paper for the dresses and flowers and used gloss medium/varnish to adhere the paper to the canvas panels.