Here is an art section of my new fun technique. I am so excited about embossing and pastel. I have long wanted to achieve patterns, pictograph, petroglyph like images as seen in cave art, but modernized. I have sought to mimic other mediums like the patterned fabrics which show through in silk painting. Phyllis Thomas, my friend and artist creates wonderful mixed media pieces. I asked her how she achieved the leaf effect in "Even a sparrow has found a home"shown below. She shared how she made the leaves and embossed them.
I experimented embossing both sides of the canson mi-tientes paper. I pasteled first, embossed then mixed it up, embossing, pasteling back and forth to see the different results. I felt like a kid again. I hadn't done embossing since I was a child except for the Barbie fashion templates when the girls were little. To experience the image better it needs to be seen up close so click on the image to see it larger.