This is a fast way to create an otherwise detailed appliqué. I
wanted the Noshi to look as if it was made from individual pieces of red and
black printed silk noil.
I stamped randomly on the red silk noil in approximately the area where the
Noshi would be cut. (I used the kanji stamps but anything would work here).
Then I used the freezer paper pattern to cut out the appliqué.
At this time I
marked all the internal detail lines, by gently lifting the freezer paper and
inserting tracing paper underneath.
After fusing the noshi to the back of the jacket it was satin stitched around
all the edges including the detail lines.
using this method I drastically cut my time to create an effective appliqué,
while giving it dimension a solid color just wouldn't have!