Having fussy cut the Penny mermaid out I started a canvas using another paperartsy stencil and some opaque paste.
Once dry I used paperartsy paints and cut and dry foam to colour the background.
Next I turned to jane-davenport-artomology-spellbinders-washi-mermaids and cut some parts out and added them to the background along with the mermaid photograph using mod-podge glossy.
I then added a few sequins and repainted the vegetation!
I hope I have inspired you to make a collage!