Simple premise. Choose a subject. Abstract it by choosing elements of it to repeat. Goal? Echo the original in a new way. I worked from a landscape of the moon over the sea.
STEP 1 - Choose your colored papers, and shapes to work with.
STEP 2 - Repeat the elements in a way that relates to the original. In this case, the alternating half-circles echo the reflection of the moon on the ocean waves at night. The overall circle I worked within also echoes the shape of the moon. Pattern can incorporate repeated elements in a line, in a shape, colors, textures, sheens, etc. Play.
Use scissors and paper punches to get the pieces you're going to arrange. Treat it the same way you would a dry-painting. It's alot like a floral carpet. See previous postings of floral carpet work here and here.
STEP 3 - Glue your work down.
STEP 4 - Display and sign your work!