I layered the fabric and sandwiched a piece of green inbetween to add some sturdiness. Played with different stitches, painted with acrylics, doodled with my white pen, added some distressed letters, and Voila!
My final piece I created with the steampunk challenge "lucky 3" over at SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenges here. My favorite number is three, and I always consider it my lucky number. I've echoed the three, 3x...the number, the word, and the three gears.
Oh, what the heck! The challenge at Simon Says Stamp is "make new friends but keep the old"...one is silver and the other's gold (song from my Girl Scout days), so I am going to enter these also. Old fabric, well, I've had it quite awhile and had not done anything with it, and new technique-painting the fabric with acrylics.
I must say, these challenges make me work with materials in new ways, and are a great incentive to dig into my stash and pull out those long hoarded items like the fabric. I am loving this creative journey!