This has been something I've been wanting to attempt to work on for quite awhile. (Yeah, still obsessed with the same image.) I wanted this to be the back wall centerpiece for my upcoming show. I was originally going to try fabric collage a la enchantedworld.com, but ran into some trouble when I couldn't really find any fabric in JoAnn's that was particularly collage-y other than the flames..
I thought it was coming out too flat and quilt-ish, so was trying to think of a way to liven it up. I did a 3-D stuffed tower, and painted gold lightning,
But what else?
Then I thought of trying some felting. So I did more of a full needlefelt on the mirror (that came out great on the color) and the chaos butterflies and the tower decor, and did lighter felting jobs swirling the colors around on the big cloud.
So I added more swirls of felt to the bottom layer.