I tore and wove strips for the background in a technique learned in Jane LaFazio's Art Quilt Classes. I laid some hand dyed organza on three areas to make them darker and then some light green tulle over the whole piece. To make the contour lines, I couched yarns with mono-poly thread on the machine. There is not a speck of Wonder Under in the whole piece!! There is white glue, however, to hold the yarns in place before couching. Yes, I have the couching foot on my machine, but it's much easier to use glue and a walking foot!
The hand dyed cotton and organza and the specialty yarns came from a friend of mine who had to move to assisted living and couldn't take everything with her. I helped her daughter sell her stash and know her hand dyes will be used in many art quilts all over San Diego and is going to be used for napkins in an upcoming Florida wedding.