Eventually I just stitched these white strips. I wrinkled them up a bit as I sewed to add to the layered theme.
You can see an painted organza flower shape over that blue flower. There are a few other organza overlays. They are subtle and I'm not convinced they are very successful. You can see lots of the quilting patterns here too.
Speaking of the quilting, I'm considering painting over that blue vine element.
I did a test on the back. I wanted it to look rough and choppy. At the top is the painted part, at the bottom are the unpainted stitches. The thread wasn't cooperating with me. There are lots of bumps and weird stitches. So, yes... the painting would hide that a bit, but also I think I like the idea of an additional somewhat subtle surface design. Your opinions?
Then I had to bind it. I tried to think of some totally unique arty method, but nothing seemed to be practical. Then I discovered a zip loc bag full of 1.75 inch strips of blue fabrics. (From the Strips and Curves class I took from Louis Smith a long time ago.) The colors were perfect. I loved the mix of commercial prints with the hand painted background. They were a bit too narrow, but I sewed them with a teeny tiny allowance and now I just need to stretch and hand sew it to the back. Actually, I like how narrow it is.Phew. More later.
Well, Blogger finally forced me to switch to the new Blogger. I got totally locked out of the old Blogger. Grumble.