Alright, me pretties..I'm in need of some technical advice. I finalized the arrangement of rings on this lovely scrap of batik, using a few dots of Roxanne Glue Baste to hold them in place until I could trap them under tulle. Or that was the plan, having auditioned some colors and thinking the peach tulle would work perfectly. However, once I draped the tulle over it the next day, I was surprised that it muted the whole thing. I like the bright colors in this and do not want them darkened or muted or knocked back in any way. So out came the supply of tulles and sheers and there simply was not any that did not alter the intensity of the colors in some way. What worked for the background altered the rings, what kept the rings mostly intact altered the background. I am not interested in compromising here, so I must find another way to approach this.
Luckily, I was working on this to have finished to show at my art group yesterday, so was able to get one suggestion for solving my dilemma, but I am curious to hear from those of you with some collage experience. My main problem is the lack of fusible on the back of the rings and their narrowness making stitching them down impossible. I can probably slip additional glue under them but can't be assured of complete coverage and permanent securing - and there are bits that can fray. And I really really really don't want to alter those colors darker or lighter.
What I wouldn't mind is if it ended up without any stitching on it at all. Although I had planned on layering it with thin batting and doing some quilting, my plan for its final presentation has always been to attach it to either mat board or foam core board an inch or so larger than its finished size and placed in a frame. But if there's a stitching solution, I'm open to that too.
So with all that in mind...any suggestions?