I am taking an online collage class. Randel Plowman is teaching this class- he has a fun blog: http://acollageaday.blogspot.com/ He also has a great book out: The Collage Workbook.
These are for my 2nd assignment. we were to pick out images from magazines with a glossy surface. The images are then coated on both sides with gloss medium- one side at a time and then when they are dry- the collage is composed on a water color paper substrate. Then the surface is protected with wax paper- I used some old dry mount release paper I had- you then iron the protected surface and the heat fuses everything together. The collage keeps the gloss surface- I tend to prefer a mat surface but this was fun and I think I may well do some more of these.
I thought I needed a break from posting the series I have been working on!