I started with some acrylic paint and this nifty stencil Prochem sent me with my last order. The Mul-tex is taped down because it has a nasty habit of curling on itself.
Here is the finished part of the black paint. I used some extender medium to thin the paint and make it a little less opaque. I'm painting on the shiny or laminate side of the mul-tex.
I let the black paint dry and then sponged red over it. I used a primary magenta and quinacridone burnt orange paints thinned with fluid matte medium. I wanted it to be kind of a wash over the black stencil, so I mixed it pretty thin.
After it dried (this is my kitchen table and DH didn't want any paint on it), I flipped it over and taped it down again -- it's still trying to curl. I got out the gold and stenciled some cranes on the mulberry fiber side.
After it dried, I cut the mul-tex in half and layered each side with black batting and stitched all over. I used red thread on one piece and black on the other.
I made it an odd shape because I thought it would look better that way. I prefer the side that was stitched with the black thread.
And I lined it with a piece of red hand-dye. I know the zipper is a little strange, but I didn't have a red one handy.