I've been experimenting again. My vision here was to create a piece of sand and sea using natural. The starfish are washed up on the shore, the water and life inches away.
I printed a starfish and a sand dollar on a lightweight kozo papers that I had randomly torn. Once it was dry, I added a layer of gesso to half of a piece of 200lb watercolour paper. I left the surface of the gesso fairly rough as I wanted the texture to show through. The gesso acted as the glue when I placed my printed kozo paper on top of it. I patted it in place and started adding colour to it.
I spattered the same colours over the sand with a little extending into the tide line. The piece is not completely dry in these images so will be a bit lighter and I'll likely add a touch of gouache to the tide line for highlights, then let it go.