Here's a sequence of photographs showing what happened to one of my white fat quarters. You can see the black lines drawn with a fabric marker in a rough grid pattern underneath. Then I scraped on red fabric paint with a tiling tool.
I diluted some of the red paint with water and used a foam brush in another grid pattern. I put it out to dry with bits and pieces on to try and get a sun print but that didn't work. No matter.
A week or so later, my daughter was painting with acrylics and squeezed out way too much. So I mixed her colours up with some textile medium, ironed down some leftover freezer paper shapes I had and rolled (using a brayer) the paint over the shapes.
That technique wasn't so successful. The brayer would catch the edge of the freezer paper and roll it up around itself and so I couldn't go back to cover the shape entirely.
But I'm still really happy with it. I like the ghostly image. The not-quite-there glimpse, which is similar to the flash of bird you often see in real life. Just an impression as it flits by.
What do you think?