I started with a 16x20 inch canvas and painted it with a golden wash. I decided to tone down the gold with more paint. Next I drew spirals with pencil and then layered torn paper. Torn strips of silk were sewn down along with wool roving. Everything is hand sewn onto the canvas.
The best is always left for last. The whole piece is covered in seed beads and sequins. I also did a lot of hand stitching as the last detail.