I bought some B's from Dick Blick and they came in a black nylon zip bag - very lame. I decided to make a really lovely pencil case. Sometimes looks are everything. Here is the original piece of fabric which sacrificed half itself to satisfy my desire for beauty.
The half I lobed off isn't pictured here I fused the painted woman then silk screened the large and small goddesses. Then I made a curly stamp for her hair and the cool black snake stamp. I made the small spiral stamp too.
This is the sketch book I made with tissue pages, sketch paper pages and fold out brown craft paper pages. Makes it fun.
I took the picture of the back indoors and the colors look dim. I used torn strips of masking tape to resist the blue and magenta paint I smeared on with a bit of sponge. I removed the tape, stamped my crow stamp on then stitched a piece of bottle green sea glass near the bottom. I made fabric beads (a bunch) and sewed two onto the case. I used a satin stitch (dense) to bind the edges and sew the case together. I belatedly attached a shell button wrong side out with a gold bead in the floss. I used more hand dyed (by me) embroidery floss with beads attached to make a string closure for the button then covered the place where the floss comes out of the flap with another fabric bead. I LOVE it. Sketch on....