CLUE NUMBER TWO: Quilt your altered piece to a piece of felt or thin batting using various threads. (sew the felt or batting to the BACK of your painted piece)
OPTIONAL: You can also add a layer of organza on top and machine stitch it down with rayon threads and then taking precautions and working in a well-ventilated area, use a heat tool to distress and melt parts of the organza.
Tip: I didn't do the optional suggestion but I might in the future.
You don't have to have a machine to quilt the felt to your 9"x 7" piece. You can hand stitch with a running or quilting stitch. You could do seed stitches. If you use your machine here's a chance to use some of those fancy stitches.
Again, remember not to get attached to placement of stitches. Remember this is only step number two of five.
I used a cheap square of felt from Michael's for one piece and the little wall hanging that I had cut up already had batting in it and was quilting.
:)Bea Creating feeds my soul.