We've just completed the rainbow swap of 6" quiltie pages for CPS, and I've gotten quite a few queries on "how did you DO that?" So, let me introduce you to the Castaway pad. Another Jacquard product (no affiliation, but I love those folks), it was designed to work as a discharge pad for paper. Instead of working with bleach to lift color, you have a stamp pad instead. It's non-toxic, non-smelly, and it's a lot like using a Versamark pad. The "ink" is clear, and leaves a watermark effect on the paper (or fabric.) Once it's dried- usually 3-5 minutes, you hit it with a hot iron the the color lifts.
As with any technique of this sort, it requires some experimentation. My first "draft" of my pages (which can be viewed in the mini-quilt photo album) was using a Batik fabric in a pinky-purple, and it lifted beautifully. However, I only had enough to make 5 - but I needed to make 8. I ran out the JoAnn's to pick up more fabric- their version of a Bali- but alas, not all Batiks are created equally. NONE of them lifted the dye. So I had to make a special trip to Janie's Sewing Corner to pick up the "real deal"- Hoffman Batiks- and voila! Great results. Of course.... um.... it works on paper, too.....*Grin!*