I've been playing around with my Lazertran silk transfers from class. I made a paper collage from my photos of clematis, sweet peas and a statue from Brompton Cemetery and transfered it onto silk. I then basted it onto pink silk so that it glowed pink through the white silk. I then began hand stitching on it and then discovered that I hadn't set it by ironing it and some of the transfer has rubbed off but I quite like the distressed effect.
I ironed this piece to set it properly and lost so of it's brightness but also the kind of plasticy finish so overall think I prefer Lazertran used properly. This collage was using roses from the David Austin catalogue, cut up into squares. Not sure that I like the big flower on the side, I might get out the unpicker and do something else in it's place.
I used machine embroidery to write Summer in pink. I picked out the squares either with embroidery, organza or buttons.
I really like the soft effect on the silk, which also has a nice gentle sheen.