Inside, in the afternoon, I got back to my workroom and spent the day working on this.
I used couched thread, more bobbin work, different colors of shiny thread. A couple of people asked about "Deco-Bond". It was one of the required items for an embellishment class at Road to California, and I bought mine at a quilt show booth. I have never seen it around here, but it is a thick, somewhat soft stabilizer that can be fused. I think I heard in a class that it can be bought at Hobby Lobby, but we don't have those here either. I think I like it as a stabilizer, but it IS thick and it isn't tear away, so you have to be happy to have it as a permanent part of your piece. The quilting and embellishment are being done in one step here since I put batting in between the painted silk and painted Deco-Bond.
Sometime before I started adding more paint to get the contrast I wanted, I decided I liked the horizontal format. I might be pretty close to finished. When I get home from work today I'll have another look.