While I was at my swim this morning, my mind was preoccupied with how I would proceed with the tulips. I kept losing track of my laps! What I did was to take two smaller pieces from the snow dyed fabric to experiment with. I had two ideas; the first was to take discharge paste mixed with a small amount of green fabric paint and applied it around the tulips. I used quite a light hand here as I wanted a little color and I wanted it to fade into the pink. I added a little texture with a stamp(a piece of a plastic berry basket).
On the 2nd piece, I mixed the discharge paste with a small amount of bright orange fabric paint and then lightly applied it to the tulip shapes. Again I applied it sparingly because I still wanted to see some of the mottled effect from the dyeing process. Besides stamping again, I also pounced some discharge paint through a piece of paper lace.
Next, while I had the paste out, I mixed a bit of white paint and dabbed it over the snowflake stencils I had made for another piece a few weeks ago. I know winter is almost done. I just wanted to use the paste while I had it out.
Now that I've seen how my two approaches work, I'll decide which one to use on the larger piece. For now though I'll finish these up in the next few days.
Which one do you like best the first example with the green behind the tulips or the second one?