I started taking photographs halfway through this process, so I'll catch you up as I go along. Using a palette paper and mat board surface, I painted a wash of yellow on the board, plunked down some embroidery thingies, and weighted it with an essential Van Gogh tomb. I actually did this a couple of times with different washes of paint. These washes were heavy body acrylic, thinned with copious quantities of water.
I covered it with another piece of palette paper (waxy side on the paint) and plunked down my Van Gogh bible again.
I'd say I've gone too far, but if I decide that's the case, I can always knock it back a bit with more colour, more pattern, maybe gesso! The air brush medium thinner works quite differently from the washes created with water in this technique, so there's my lesson for the week.
How about you? What are you learning in your artwork?