I blended ink refills with embossing paste (aqua and not quite navy) and then blended through the stencil with a palette knife. I let that dry and then die cut the bird (and embossed it for texture) and branch, and fishtail flag. Stamped the sentiment, matted the main panel with cs, assembled, and added sequins. I love how it turned out! Linking to: MIX83 using the theme of Water Elements.