I had this left over scrap booking paper of cherry blossoms that I wanted to use on a collage sheet for my journal.
So I took a 8.5" x 11" Kraft card stock sheet, folder over a 3" flap, leaving a 8" x 8" square to paint on. Next I used double sided tape to attach the cherry blossom piece of paper. Then I painted black branches and added flower outlines to add color. When the branches were dry, I went back in and dropped some pink/lavender to define the cherry blossoms. I let the paint dry, and then I came back in with teal gouache. When every thing was completely dry, I slapped on some white gesso on top of the teal gouache. To add more texture, I dropped in some teal gouache and mushed it around the paper.