Here are some progress pictures of what I have done tonight. First I fused about 6 plastic bags together and used acrylics to paint the background in a base color of green and dark teal.
I used a garden pad to draw a pattern on and cut out with an xacto knife leaving the positive part of the design. Using different colors of acrylics, I stamped the surface. Next , comes the fun part, making decorative stitches and completing the bag:) I am surprised that I painted the entire bag the whole time I was on the phone tonight with Ashley. It allowed me to not think too hard about what I was doing and just layed things down naturally. I like the end result. More progress coming tomorrow.