No matter how long you work with a technique, occasionally it does not go as plan. I did two of the rice paper collages (top pic) as I was not satisfied with the first one. When working non-representationally, as in my first post, I can lay the colors down any way I like and I can work as many layers as I like. I am finding this to be less true when trying to create an image.
The second time, I laid down the same colors on two layers. Then, without adding another layer of paper, I put in the other colors in to create more depth and texture. This helped bring out each individual tree better; all that green laid over each other at random tending to cause the image to lose definition.