Patina peacock pattern

After creating a very colourful panel with the dancing peacock embossing folder I was happy to come up with a more muted and aged looking panel. Like most crafters I am always pleased to use my supplies in many different ways.

Once again I worked with hot pressed watercolour paper in case I wanted to add water but as it turned out I other than a small spritz to stop the paper from tearing in the folder I didn’t use water. This card turned out to be very much a ‘limited supplies’ card as the green ink (bundled sage) was applied in the embossing folder and then more with a blending brush after embossing. The gold ink (delicata golden glitz) was applied direct to paper so it just landed on the raised sections. Simple but effective definitely describes this technique.

I played with a sentiment strip but ended up embellishing with only green embroidery thread and two brass toned butterflies given to me by a friend quite some crafty time ago. I am hoping for another day of simple but effective creating today!


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7 Comments on “Patina peacock pattern”

  1. Patricia Rowe says:

    Heather, do you know how extraordinary this card looks when we first open up your page? It is mindboggling how beautiful. I love the details you give.
    Thanks ever so much for sharing.
    Tish Rowe

  2. nancystiz says:

    What an incredible vintage look using only an embossing folder! It’s amazing the detail you achieved using just those two inks. I do like that you kept a sentiment off the front showcasing your work. This is gorgeous!

  3. Pat says:

    Beautiful colour and definition using this pretty 3D embossing folder Heather and love the embroidery thread with the two little brass toned metal butterflies. A brilliant look! x

  4. Bonnie says:

    This is very different from the bright colors of the previous card made with this embossing folder but just as classy! Love the simple color palette and the floss with the little butterflies finishes it off perfectly!

  5. Clelie says:

    This is strikingly beautiful!♥

  6. Janet S. says:

    I’d say, “Simple but elegant”! So striking! It reminds me of an architectural rubbing. Excellent job!!

  7. Loll says:

    This is really beautiful and very artistic, Heather. A great way to use embossing folders. The gold over the raised parts is just perfect. Love the muted tones. xx

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