I used a 2-inch foam brush to lightly apply a wash of the coffee to my 9x12 sheet of cold-press watercolor paper.
For the next step, I drew a pencil sketch onto tracing paper, using basically the same design that Susan Black uses in her article. She advises us to place the tracing paper over top of the coffee-stained background as we draw, which helps with the composition and design. Next, I held the watercolor paper up to the window with the tracing paper underneath, and copied the design onto the watercolor paper. In retrospect, I would trace it quite lightly, because the pencil lines are not part of the finished product.
Finally, I painted the stem, and then chose papers from my stash to piece over the drawing to create the collage. I used my tracing paper drawing again, holding it up to the sunny window under the scrapbook papers I selected. I drew the shape in pencil, and then cut it out and fit it into its place in the collage.