The background for the above collage, Seaside, was started with art crayon on wood. I followed the natural grain of the raw wood panel as I chose colors and then I saw that it looked like sand and surf. The collage evolved from there with the little girl and the polka dots.
The background of this piece, Where Did the Time Go, is Art Spray by Marabu Creative, using a floral stencil. For the foreground, I knew I wanted to use some crackle paste with my favorite birch branch stencil, but then I got stuck. So I put this one down for a while and started working on the Seaside piece. As I was digging through my stash of collage images, I found this little girl and a clock and everything clicked!