This is another of the 'projects' that Carol has dreamt up for us at the Cubby Hole.
1. Take an A3 sheet of card and divide into 1½" squares - giving 77 squares (and a bit left over).
2. Find images, items, etc that evoke a memory and will fit into a 1" square and glue one into each square marked out on the card. I used digital photos, but it could be tickets, keys, receipts - anything really.
3. Paint the card with background colour(s), working between the items. Don't worry about being neat.
4. Once that colour is dry, go over the whole thing with a very thin mix of Gesso or other light colour paint, applied with a nearly dry brush. I used Stewart Gill "White Mist" and "Seaspray". The idea is to tone down the images without hiding them completely.
5. Once that's dry you can add more colour, texture, words, etc., to fit your own design.
It's a fairly simple project to do, the hard part is getting together 77 bits and bobs.