Glue on artificial flowers, jewelry, scrapbook embellishments. . . Paint background and embellishments. These are some mixed media that I did of my parents.
Susan: Maybe this will be helpful. HAVE FUN!
You can add jewels and buttons. You could sew through with embroidery stitches. You could use tissue napkins to add paper embellishments like flowers. You could stick on petals from artificial flowers or add pressed real flowers.