As long as we were going to be working with paint........I decided to bring some Wonder-Under along to try a technique that my Internet pal Robbie blogged about some time ago. She learned this technique from the show Design Matters, an online subscription craft show.
I wet the 'material' slightly with plain water using a foam brush. Next, using one of Denny's patterned rollers (like a firm rubber paint roller with patterns etched into the surface.) I rolled a couple of swipes coated with thinned black acrylic paint. That was followed by two or three different colors of thinned paint. The idea is to saturate it, which lifts the glue webbing from the paper....creating exciting textures and designs.
Here's another one where I segregated the colors into 3 rows.
And another where paint is added after rolling a few lines from a different patterned roller.
Finally....my 4th piece. Obviously they required drying.....which was quite fast because of our sunny day.
The painted surface is handled just like you would with Wonder-Under....EXCEPT.....the painted webbing is placed on a fabric surface as an embellishment or a design motif, rather than beneath it.
For instance, a leaf could be cut from the example above, placed glue side down on a fabric background, covered with a Teflon sheet and pressed until it adheres....the paper can then be peeled away. Or peel the paper away first, position the painted webbing, again cover with a Teflon press sheet and heat set.
I'm anxious to play with my papers and will report results....my days seem to be disappearing lately without much stitching getting accomplished. But, I'm guessing you all know how that feels!?!?