In the past, the vision I saw for Glint Gear was comprised of the main aspect of each piece being the painted canvas portions. I was fearful of having anything take away from the "cool factor" of the painted canvas. In my earlier view, the less of other trims or fabric the better.
My vision is evolving as I allow Glint Gear to breathe life into itself. Lately I have been venturing out to explore more textures in fabric choices. I am finding that exploring more visual and tactile layers takes nothing away from the beautiful painted canvas... it actually enhances it and becomes a rich canvas and framework for the painted pieces.
My current exploration is to play with using upholstery and drapery fabrics to capitalize on their tactile and visual richness. This upholstery (or is it drapery?) remnant I happened upon is the perfect backdrop for the vibrant painted canvas and reminiscent art deco style. The faux distressed brown suede adds yet another level of depth.