More Collage Inspiration
You can applique, embellish with charms or beads, embroider...
Your purse would be a personal statement, and a work of art.
I love this fabric collage Self Portrait, by Beate Knappe
More goodness (click on images to go to the artist's Flickr pages):
This one is dyed, silk screened, and painted
Originally uploaded by lisamariekingo