Actually, skipping a LOT ahead,
since I forgot to take pics of some steps in between.
To fill you in, I finished painting my flowers,cut them out,
and then stitched them on to batting to create a quilted cutout.
Now I'm adding all the beads.
The dense brown center of the flower is yarn
that bunched up and machined down.
The twirly pink things are paper,
twisted, twirled and stitched down.
I used the beads in different ways:
as random scatterings,
in long lines,
and in clusters.
This was very fun to do!