For these collages, I make my own paper, which is super fun! I learned a few techniques from Jane Davies when I took a workshop from her some years back (she also has youtube videos). The rest I have gotten from the internet or just my own experimentation. A lot of the time I use a gelli plate and make "prints" with acrylic paint or ink. (Here's more about that). There are a million ways to get different textures and patterns. I also draw with markers or paints right on the paper - I have a particular affinity for stripes, as you will see.
Buy Now - $40 - 4x6in. - collage - "The Big Pink"
Buy Now - $40 - 4x6in. - collage - "Rock Climbing"