Hello! Autumn with you today to share a fun mixed media approach to using die cuts. I am absolutely in love with the Elegant Love Bird die! I wanted to give it a cool enamel of some sort, so first I embossed it with aqua blue embossing powder. Next, I used my Distress Crayons to give some highlights and shadows. I used teal and green. I still wasn't happy, so I lightly rubbed more Versamark ink onto it and applied copper embossing powder. The copper melted with the blues creating very unique effect, a verdigris of sorts, or copper patina if you will. I layered with another Elegant Love Bird cut from metallic brown cardstock to create more depth.
I used an embossing folder and kraft cardstock for the background. I applied Picket Fence Distress paint to the raised areas and then sprayed the entire panel with Perfect Pearls mist. I created a nest from shredded book pages and added some coordinating Prima flowers to finish it off.
You can try this technique with any of your Tutti Designs dies, but you can find the Elegant Love Bird HERE if you've fallen in love with him too! :)