I really didn't know what I was going to do with the fabric - I knew all those metallic gold lines were going to complicate things. That is, until I flipped the fabric over. The back was an interesting mottled wash - albeit a bit too pink - but it definitely had potential! I knew I would use the back.
I could see a touch of purple and green in the fabric, so I decided to try printing on it with bubble wrap. I'd done this once in a class, but had quite forgotten about the technique. I dug out my acrylics, and printed away! It needed more, so I used a permanent ink stamp and a text image and stamped the writing onto the fabric. Ohhh...so much better!
I decided to make a Padfolio as my gift for my partner. Sue Bleiweiss has created a wonderful pattern that she generously shares on her blog. Thank you, Sue!!! The Padfolio was great fun to make and I think it came out terrific, if I do say so myself! I hope my swap partner will agree.