I wish I had went with a cream or light grey for the beetles but instead I grabbed what was convenient. I'm considering some very thin tree branches in a metallic green and it'll be finished.
Below are the experiments with transfer dyes. I'm not so sure about these...they are fun to play with but to really get the full benefit I would need to have more control and intent with my drawing skills which isn't on the near horizon for me. Plus they are a lot of work with the iron to get full colour out of them...no light weight ironing skills with these but more of a full muscle sweat workout. I can't say I wasn't warned about the amount of energy it takes to do the transfer for full effect because I was. The iron has to move quickly while pressing down very hard in order not to burn the fabric and to get a good transfer. The first two pictures are the dyes painted on paper after they have dried.
The dried paper is then turned over on fabric that must be at least 60% polyester. These are the images on 100% poly fabric which gives the most vibrant colour with these dyes. Hard to believe by looking at the paper that the colours would be that different.