The assemblage has begun.
When I left you the tissue paper was drying after a hefty does of sprayed, diluted acrylic paint.
I'm using kunin felt as the wadding - I like felt. It gives support and keeps the construction flat.
I have cut the felt up into the correct sizes to 'build' the quilt. Then I roughly cut the tissue, adhered it to the front of the felt with spray mount, and folded the surplus over the edges to create a neat edge (I'm thinking that this will suffice and no additional binding will be necessary) and stuck it down on the back with acrylic glue.
On the small matter of paint, as you know I am a passionate fan of Fresco Finish paints by Paperartsy, but last week I went to a talk at the MK branch of the embroiders guild given by a lovely, generous artist called Paula Watkins. And she recommended emulsion paint match pots from DIY stores. What a brilliant idea ( why hadn't I though of that before) so Daughter No 1 and I went to investigate. As you can see, Crown paints do a few metallic finishes. I cannot imagine putting them on a wall, but on a piece of art mixed I with other paints - well, I think we are into something here!