I had another little play with fabric and paints, this time using transfer paints. These are great, you paint them onto copy paper then iron onto fabric. You can paint a design or picture onto the paper then iron that onto fabric or do as I did just painted randomly onto paper. Then I got some leaves, placed them onto the fabric and put the painted paper over the top and ironed over it. This left the leaf design on the fabric. On another piece I cut out some paper shapes and placed them on top of the fabric before placing the painted paper on top and ironing. Transfer paints are meant to be used with polyester fabric for best results but I've used cotton fabric with the leaves, the other with cutout paper shapes is polyester. The plan is to add some machine stitching to these and do something with them.
This shows the painted paper and the cutout shapes after ironing - (the paint having been transferred onto the paper shapes) The paint is darker on the copy paper than when it's ironed onto fabric.