I decided to create my own art for Ella's wall using an image of her.
I edited this photo of her, adding the poem "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein. I reversed the image so the words were backwards, using picnik.com for the editing. I enlarged my image and printed it on multiple sheets of paper using blockposters.com. After making laser copies I cut them out. (Ink jet copies won't work well for this type of transfer.)
On a large canvas I painted a background using the colors of Ella's bedroom.
I transferred the image using a gel medium.
Gel Image Transfer Tutorial:
Apply a generous coat of Gel Medium to your canvas.
Place a (mirror image) photocopy face down on the gel.
Allow the gel to dry completely (1-2 hours).
Dampen the back of the paper with water.
Use your finger to gently rub off the paper, leaving the image behind.
I rubbed the paper off too soon, so I had to draw in the nose, eye and some words. Then I added a heart with wings, a little glitter and a silver thumbtack border.