I found a different type of paper recently: it is a softly colored paper with a shiny floral design and tiny gold flakes printed on it. It's lovely. I used that paper for some shapes and my brightly paterned paper for others.
Now that I have enough shapes, I will place them on the painted blocks. It usually takes me several days to arrange them, trying different shapes on different blocks. When I'm happy with the arrangements, I will use acrylic matte medium to glue them down.