Here is that project that I was having so much trouble with. It's finished and I'm just amazed by the end result. Click on the image to see some incredible details and textures. Here's what I did:
* Cut up three different green-hued collage papers into squares and rectangles of ranging sizes.
* Glued them onto a painted canvas in a mosaic-like pattern (at this point I got frustrated at how boring it looked-it was way too much green and looked excessively kitschy).
* Decided the Hell with it, and went to town with the glitter glue, lining the "seams" of the papers with it.
* Using watered down acrylic paints, I painted in the different blocks of the mosaic with different colors; a lot of reds, purples and gold. I also rubbed some additional glitter glue into some of the blocks.
I plan on making more, but using different shapes of paper cut-outs. Maybe triangles or even overlapping circles would be nice.