Recently I purchased the book "Collage Discovery Workshop" by Claudine Hellmuth and it is nothing short of fabulous. By following some of the guidelines in the book, I created two collage art pieces. Each artwork is created on 4 x 6 inch canvas board.
I layered acrylic paints for the background. The fairy with honeybee hive is a cut out from left over wallpaper. I added in a piece of cardstock that looks like old type face and added in the miniature scrabble letters to create a three dimensional effect.
I used the same technique with this collage. With this piece, I cut out a photocopied image of my original acrylic cat painting and embellished it for added dimension.
Golden gel medium is used throughout the artwork. It's great for mounting the collage elements as well as sealing the art.