Basically, you paint guesso (coloured with paint) onto the fabric and then layer it with newsprint/small decorations/or?, top with cheesecloth and more guesso.
Here are my collages ... not yet stitched.
|This one used 'clear' guesso. |
The ones below use regular guesso which gives a pastel look to the colours.
|This was my first ... the words beneath the cheesecloth were obscured ... so I wrote them on a layer closer to the surface ... not my best work.|
|Option: rip/distress cheesecloth to let design items show through.|
|I found that extra guesso on the edges made a more effective attachment to the fabric.|
I layered with sparkles & stamped the surface when it was dry.
The process makes interesting texture ... not sure how or where I would use it ... but it was fun!