As you can see, there are many colours and textures on this piece, which help it to be a focal point on the finished layout.
To start, I painted a couple sections (the checkered bit and the scalloped bit) with embossing ink and a paintbrush, which allows for more precise application than using the dabber.
I then heat embossed it with my first embossing powder, Aged Ivory from Stampendous.
Next, I repeated the process with the swirl, arrow, fletched area above the scallop and squiggle, and heat embossed it with Aged Black embossing powder.
As you can see from the photo above, even where the two heat embossed areas meet there is not significant bleeding of colours.
Next, I painted a couple of the blooms with the embossing ink, and heat embossed then with some Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder.
For the leaves, I heat embossed with Antiquities green embossing powder from Ranger.
For the remaining blooms, I first embossed then with Weathered White embossing powder from ranger, then gently dabbed on some embossing ink in the centre using the paintbrush and heat embossed on top of it with Red Cinnabar embossing powder from the Ranger Antiquities line.
I wanted a bit more of a textured effect on the bird, and achieved it using Distress Embossing Powder in Vintage Photo.
To help the heart stand out, I applied Prima Glass Beads.
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