I started with a background pattern which I made this morning while doing the demo featuring slow dry mediums for acrylics. The borders in the pattern ended up really smooth and transitioned very nicely I thought. Over the top it seemed appropriate to use a drop drawing and pipe work as the flow of the paint and the flow of the subject matter seemed similar. Here are the results and the image of the sewn envelope.
More to come. I still have a 2 1/2 hours of class left today.