Welcome to Impression Obsession DT Thursday! I saved my tutorial samples to share with you today - yesterday +Lydia Fiedler shared a technique on Splitcoast that she calls Gilded Relief. In her samples she uses paper flowers but I wanted to try using die cuts... both cards here use the Open Scroll Butterfly die and the Ornate Rectangle Frame.
The white gesso I have is incredibly thick, so I used a black gesso to cover the watercolor panel for the next step.
I streaked in some other colors to give the piece some character - I used a pretty dry brush so that the black underpainting would still be seen through the layers. I added some stamping over the paint... and stamped with some paint...
The final step is to rub lightly over the raised areas using Inka Gold or another metallic medium - this color is called Old Silver. Even with the lightweight label paper, the dimension still shows... I'm so glad to know that, since I have a wooden box to alter - I think this technique will be a great way to give it new life!
Here's a closer look at the finished piece (sentiment is from the Maya clear set).
Thanks for visiting me today! xo