I had to plan the layout of the various technique to make sure the composition is more balanced and the colours blend well together.
I used this tool to make the cords on the bottom of the bag
Then I remembered when we were young there used to be this tool to make friendship bracelets. So I tried to recreate the tool using cardboard. Also, if you look closer, the design of the braiding is different and this time I used 2 colours.
I thought that when it looks plain and not crowded, it doesn’t really look like the coral reefs.
I then pin everything together before sewing it up. Sometimes when I feel like it, I add little details here and there to boost the coral like features that I am trying to capture.