I stitched the brim using vertical straight stitches following the paint. I used Flair and went over the area twice. I struggled with the painted buckle. I finally decided to stitch over it. To keep the band from being a big band of color I added the sequin and bead detail. I am not 100% over the moon about it but I am happy for now. I might look around Joann's or The Needle Works to see if there is anything more interesting to put there.