Another recycling Star Trek Communicator magazines project. This is from their spread on the "Barge of the Dead" episode.
Front: I laminated the outside pieces so that they're much more durable! Afterward, I embroidered around the "Barge" with red rayon embroidery floss, and used white 3-d craft paint to outline other portions as well as adding a series of red dots in 3-d paint, just for added decor.
Back: I cut the picture out and used Heat'n'bond to attach it to the nebula background (I used for two of the sides and the entire lining-a national geographic map of Orion's nebula). I think I am out of star fields now...uh oh. The words "Dead" were actually on the back of the picture i cut out (opposite of the page I used for the front) so I had to trace them, transfer them onto sparkly red scrapbook paper, put heat'n'bond on it, cut them out and adhere them to the piece.
Side: another sequence of pictures from the spread.
Side: Strip from the Nebula map with embroidered makers mark inside Federation emblem.
The handles are wire with beads. I curled the ends so they wouldn't poke through and duct-taped them to the inside of the lining so they wouldn't tear out.
Uh...other technical stuff...hm...
I again, attached fusible interfacing to all of the pieces for strength and to make them flexible and durable enough to sew. The lining pieces were all machine basted to the outside pieces before I sewed the bag together by hand with red embroidery floss.
What do you think?
REUSE REDUCE RECYCLE!