Hi Cheryl, You ever try painting through mesh?
Let me explain:
You may draw the image on the canvas – if you want;
Place the meervilt over the canvas and pin it – but remember you have to remove it afterwards;
Remove the meervilt but do not smash your painting.
Your painting will looks like a tapestry!
Enjoy experiment with it – I know you going to do it.
All the way from South Africa.