I can't begin to tell you the fun I am having with Melanie's techniques from her new book. I wish I remembered to take a picture before I layered the tule and organza on top. It's an awesome transformation once the layering starts. Here is my unfinished piece so far. Just starting to top stitch and I want to add a little beading here and there. The flowers I am using are from a shot of little blue weeds that I took a picture of in a parking lot, hence the name of the piece, "Parking Lot Flowers".
I'm working with acrylic and textile paints as I do not use dyes. I knew this was going to present some challenges but I wasn't sure exactly how. Dynaflow paints seem to work really well for this and I have thickened them by using acrylic glazing liquid. It's changing the hand a little but not too much for the purpose. So what do you think???