Quite by accident I found out that white on white printed quilting cotton acts as a resist when painted or dyed. I dyed some fabric pieces that I thought were plain white but weren’t, and I was delighted with the results.
My first cheater resist featured tiny flowers, which aren’t quite my cuppa, but they do stand out.
By this time I began to seek out white on white fabrics I could color. At a store in the middle of Ohio corn fields I found white fabric printed with cracked ice patterns. I used Pebeo Setacolor to paint a strip of it. The white fabric behind the aqua is the original fabric.
The popularity of white printed on white fabric waxes and wanes, so you might not find plentiful possibilities right now. Here’s what eQuilter offers at present. However, I suspect if you investigate your stash you may find you already own some examples.