Thanks to a online course I’ve fallen in love with the colors I get from ink dye sprays, specifically Ranger Dyelusions and Adirondack Color Wash. Such sprays are used to create scrapbooks and art journals. No matter that those little bottles are expensive, the spray is messy to apply, the tissue I spray on is fragile, and heaven knows how durable the results will be.
To return to the tissue paper, once it’s dry I fuse it to Wonder Under and coat it with matte gel medium to seal the surface. I keep the paper attached until I decide what to fuse the tissue to – interfacing or cloth.
The general idea is to quilt the sprayed interfacing to painted silk organza as a base layer. The treated tissue is cut to whatever shape you want that’s smaller than the base, sewn to the base and decorated with accents.
Here’s the instructor’s (Deborah Babin) sample piece.