The first step was to pull out my Paisley Impressabilities from Spellbinders. It is a flexible metal template that can be used to emboss, stencil, and letterpress your papers and cardstock.
I flattened it out and placed it with the right side facing the Impressability. I spritzed it with some more water before I sent it through to be embossed.
Look at all the yummy detail!
In addition to embossing, I mentioned you can also use the Impressabilities for stenciling. I wanted to be able to see more of the design, so I laid the flower back down, carefully re-aligning the design, then generously pounced all over with gold ink:
I distressed the edges of the petals a bit with some brown ink...
..then placed it with the right side down on top of a mouse pad and proceeded to shape the petals by depressing them into the mouse pad. I have seen people use special embossing tools for this. I used the back end of the tool that came with my I Kandee chalks. It is a good size and nicely rounded so it doesn't tear the paper.
Almost done! Just punch a hole in the center...
...insert a pearl brad and attach to your project!
Later I will show you how to use the modelling paste and the glitter!
Thanks for stopping by!