I had a bit of fun with this piece inspired by some
wonderful strawberries I bought recently!
I started out by adhering torn pages from an old book to a canvas using fluid matte medium. I then mixed a bit of transparent acrylic glaze with blue gouache paint (yes you can mix the two of them no problem). Once I created the background I went back in with more gouache paints and created the horizon and then added the delectable realistic strawberries images...yum they look good enough to eat!!
Golden's Fluid Matte Medium
Realistic Fruit Images