I’ve been working on the 2″x2″ fabric square swap hosted by Belinda Spiwak at Mixed Media Art Friends. I played with lots of ideas and finally settled on this. The fabric is a Bali hand dyed in rainbow colors. I used a florish rubber stamp with Staz-On black ink, then outlined the swirls with a Sharpie Poster Paint (water based) pen, then added some small beads for depth and texture. The middle layer is a thin version of Timtex. I kept the upper left corner free from any 3D embellishments. Belinda will be punching a hole and inserting a small grommet so that we can hang this on a hoop.
Here are what they looked like before I put on the backing and finished the edges.
Here are the finished squares. The back is a black wool felt. I used a varigated floss and buttonhole stitch to finish the edges.