First I used an old key card and spread some gesso and then added yellow acrylic paint also using the key card to spread it. I was not as careful with the yellow to cover every bit of the page.
I don't have any decorative napkins so I stamped with dark purple onto some thin blue tissue paper and then tore it apart and thought "hey I need some other Blue on this page" and did some more acrylics. This time watering the blue down and dry brushing it. Now that's two new techniques!
I used Deco Arts Decopauge Matte paste to adhere all the paper down and then did a thin coat over the whole page. I felt like it still needed something more so I pulled out an old book I have for scrapbooking and tore out a page and adhered it. I used a stamp of a doily I got for Christmas and stamped randomly in the dark purple.
I stamped my sentiment in the same dark purple and added the large sticker "FLY" to finish it out. I added the key in the corner and trimmed the overhanging paper. Then using a dark brown watercolor marker I added shadowing along the edge of the torn paper and the doiley stamp. I noticed that the stamped sentiment was fading into the paint and so I restamped it onto a piece of scratch paper and using the purple ink and some blue ink I distressed the paper to match the other stamped images. I also stamped the bird onto a scratch piece and fussy cut it out to place on top of the original stamped image.
I will have to say it is not my favorite page but for a first go at acrylics I am happy with it.