You can obtain the same effect by using a variety of paints shades when you screen print to fabric. Of course, doing the layering digitally means that I can now print this beauty to fabric and use it like it is (hint hint).
In my digital play, I also designed this image of the three girls (me and my two sisters) from images I cut from a magazine, then layered the image with other digital brushes in my stash. It's a very easy thing to do when you have built up a number of images in your brush library. I made this into a screen but I did not put it up for sale. If anyone is interested in it, please e-mail me.
This is another screen that I made that I also did not add to my Etsy. If you are interested, please e-mail me. I printed this one to one of my journal pages for more development.
The fiber art piece I started last weekend has evolved slightly but I haven't added any more embellishments other than a little paint. Again, this was a digital image layered in Photoshop Elements using one of my newly designed screen images that I printed out on Jacquard Ink Jet Fabric Sheets (cotton) and incorporated into a journal art quilt.
I'm working on lots of stuff...probably too much...here today including my upcoming on-line workshop! Stay tuned! I hope you have a super creative day!