This is a technique that I originally learned in 2013. It is called Stitch and Slash. To start I picked four fabrics. I chose the three batiks and one mottled green that looks dyed (not printed.)
Here is the piece as it is at this moment.
I have slashed away most of the top layer of blue. You can see what is left of it. Then I started slashing away the red batik. But on two pieces I had to see what it would look like after I got through all three layers - because you don't slash the bottom layer! I am thinking that I will really like this one. Of course after all the slashing, there will be embellishments added by machine and perhaps by hand.
I learned this in a class by Carol Waugh on Craftsy. The class is called Stitch and Slash. I was surprised to see that it is on sale today for $14.99 - which is half price. So if you want to join in the fun, click HERE and sign up for this fun class.