I finished fusing the fabric for the bird and cut him out from the black. I started trying out different backgrounds.
These are not inspiring me.
This gold color seems better.
I think this last one is it. I decided to add a little more color to the leafy background, then I fused the bird in place and started stitching. The stitching really helps to "blend" those different fabrics together.
Nearly finished. I need to trim and finish the edges, then attach it to the canvas.