I I've been playing around the last couple of days with emulsion paint and inks. First I free machine stitched a few scraps of lacey bits onto some black felt, then I painted it with matt emulsion paint.
Then I painted it with green caligraphy ink, purple ink I mixed using Procion dye powder, and finally with Stephens blue fountainpen ink. I was amazed to see how it dried in patches of colour, between each application of the ink.
It is also quite supple - not anywhere near as 'stiff' as I thought it would be.