the big O

For round 2 of the alpha 4 x 4 swap (in which each participant makes 8 each of a letter) I had the letter “O”… I decided to do “opposite” when I found this awesome fabric. The base is a heavy watercolor paper, trimmed to 4″ square and then painted with acrylics. I decoupaged the 2 fabric squares to add a bit of texture (well, and to hold them down, too) and then painted around the edges with gold. The result is a bit more somber than I intended (could be all that black, huh?) but I still like them. And besides, even if I didn’t like them, the mailing deadline was today.