fern-type leaves were my 'strings' which I drew freehand then drew the patterning inside of each leaf. Next step was to outline the pattern and the leaves. I dithered a bit about whether or not I should pattern each section within the leaves but in the end decided to try out some new paints. Keith had bought some Jo Sonja pearlescent paints for wood and I'd seen these paints advertised as suitable for fabric so 'borrowed' them from him. He might not get them back.... I think the paint is a bit thick and I should have watered it down a bit but wasn't sure whether it would bleed if I did. Still its done now.
Next couple of photos are close-ups of parts of the journal page.
I have deliberately not join many swaps this year as I want to do other things but one I did join was an 'Ingredient Swap' with the Surface Design group. I received a package of bits and pieces from Dayle in Australia from which to make a card and post it back to her. This is the ingredients and the card I've made from them.
I'm off now to make a start on my April JP which I hope to show you soon. At the moment I don't have any idea of what I'm going to do.