I found a wonderful book called Stitch, Cloth, Paper & Paint, by Angie Hughes while I was browsing the art section at the library.
Angie explains her technique for using watered down PVA glue to create incredible texture using cotton and layering it with cheesecloth, tissue paper and other such things. She then paints the piece using acrylic paint.
This photo shows the second stage, where I'm applying the tissue paper strips using a sponge brush and the watered down glue.
In the book, Angie tells you to let it dry overnight, but when it's hot and sunny outside, I figure I can speed that process up dramatically.
I'll share more about this piece later, as it progresses. Thanks for visiting.