So as a result I have been playing around with scales, as in scale armour. I am currently playing with painted foil, and wall papers, which have a lovely embossed effect. These are part of a plan for a £25 item, retail, for one unit of City and Guilds level 4.
The purple triangle is my first go at colouring/ dyeing with transfer powders brought to the boil, after endless days painting pelmet vilene, NO MORE!!!! Drop it in boiling transfer dye and this is the strength just the tip of the tea spoon sized amount will give, so great! Lots of possibilities here!