I have seen a great many wonderful quilts where trapunto has been used so very effectively. I thought that I'd like to try this technique so I did this little tester piece. I decided that while I was at it, I may as well try to do a colour, or "shadow"trapunto. I began by using coloured felt as my trapunto layer. I stitched the leaf outline using water soluble thread, then carefully cut away the excess felt, batted it up in the usual manner and then just did a simple all over stipple. Gave it a quick soak to remove the washable pen markings (I have never actually used one of these before) and was happy to see that the markings did indeed vanish.
I learned a few things along the way.
In the future, I may want something with just a bit more loft...the felt I used was just some cheap craft felt squares that I had on hand, one of the colours ran. As for the colour? well as you can see it does not really show up too well because the fabric I used for the "quilt top" was a tone on tone which is quite opaque, I really should have chosen a fabric that was a bit more translucent.
I'd definitely like to try this again using an intricate design.