I see that a few posts show up here now and then so I thought I'd share what I've been doing. In January I wanted to try collage but didn't quite get to it - now I have. I've made several and just finished this one as a gift for my mother-in-law's birthday.
It's on an 11x14 canvas with acrylic paint, crackle medium, layers of sheet music, magazine horse photos, and text and drawings from a 1952 kids book about a pony (she's a horse lover). There's even a picture of her with her horse in the lower right corner. To add dimension I added the 2 terra cotta stars wrapped in wire, the beads strung on wire and the lasso knot of wire in the upper left. All in all I quite like it and loved the process of creating it for her.