First, I painted my board with Art Anthology Gesso and set it off to the side.
I began diecutting these panels using A Gilded Life's Vintage Brocade die.
Since my final design was going to have red poppies on it - I wanted to tie that color into the background. I sprayed Art Anthology Colorations over my gessoed surface using Heart. This way, the small openings in my embossed card stock would have red peeking through. It's not a blaring red background, but it really helped to tie it all together.
I began gluing the embossed paper to the substrate, making sure to arrange them off-set to each other.
I decorated my panel with handmade poppies, antique buttons, and an altered vintage book.
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