Laying everything out takes days. Checking back to peek and get a feel for what's needing to be expressed.
Then, the glueing happens over the course of the next days. Smoothing out the papers and letting that layer dry overnight. Making changes and edits to each day's composition. And, If I'm glueing a cut-out piece of canvas (cut from a prior oil painting), then special glue and heavy weights are necessary.
An example of the finished product. Credit to my mentor Patrick LoCicero for this collage process. Also learned about how to glue canvas onto the layered board from Tom Hausken, one of my Port Townsend EDGE-mates.