I wondered what kind of effect I would get if I tore pieces of newspaper, and glued them down.. then painted in some shadows. It came out looking pretty cool, the shadows gave it a 3 dimensional look. I couldn't figure out how to add painted objects over the paper though,..so I left openings to paint the ivy leaves into, but I don't know that that will work out. I'll have to try this again.
Just trying out some new things to see what happens. I figure that if I at least just do something, things will start to happen, and more ideas will come.
I drew a grid on this larger sheet of white mixed media paper. And filled in the grid with a design. Then I started to cut pieces of newspaper and other papers to fit in the spaces. I used some white paint also to lightly go over some of the print. I didn't have any ideas of what I would do with this, I just wanted to cut and paste and see what happened.
I used paper I had painted, and other decorative papers, and magazine paper to fill in the little shapes. It started to look like a collection of colorful tiles, or a mosaic. It was fun, and an interesting experience. I don't know if I like it better in the beginning stage or how it ended up! I think I like both.