For the body of the building I am using brick printed fabric which Chris Landis was so kind to share with me. However I need to show some of the building in shadow. I could paint it, or I could use Shiva Oilsticks to add the shadow..or even just oil pastels, but I think I want to use sheers. This is a layer of netting laid over the print. Works...but it needs to be a bit stronger.
Attached Inc, the makers of Mistyfuse carry a black fusible web which I like to use as a design element. It is great to use with dark fabrics, but when yo use it on top of stuff...you can get a really neat effect.
One of the things you have to be aware of when using sheers, is that netting and other open fabrics such as lace will have the fusible coming through the holes. This is great, because you can add other stuff if you so desire, such as Angelina, glitter, or whatever and it will stick to the exposed glue....but it also means you have to be careful.
Tomorrow I'll show you how I'm positioning all the building parts and fusing them down. I've spent several hours adding in stitching line guides (pencil marks) on the pieces as well as cutting them out.