Step 3. so Far! After painting and stenciling then I begin the collage process with painted papers, fabric and whatever else is in my stash of collage crap. This piece was created on a piece of light weight canvas. I want to still be able to sew on top of it after I collage. This is one of the journals I'm making for one of my classes at Artfiberfest, this will be the cover of one of my art studio journals.