The project below was started with a friend of mine who loves surface design work. Lutradur, tyvek, organza, velvet, screen printing -- you name it, she's tried it. She showed me this 'use Elmer's School Glue (Gel) as a resist, let it dry and then paint on it with Seta Colour paints' technique. There's a great free Quilting Arts Surface Design eBook available on how to do this too, if you want more details.
This is the wrinkly mess I pulled out from its little warren. It still had the resist in it from three (?) years ago. I honestly wasn't sure the resist would come out anymore.
I soaked it in water for an hour and gently scrubbed the glue away. And then scrubbed it a little less gently and the resist all came out!
I'm liking the colours a lot, the spirals less so, but that's okay -- it's a learning piece. I have no idea what to do with it now, but if you have any ideas, I'm all ears!