The background of this piece is brocade fabric that I attached to chipboard. There is so much gorgeous fabric particularly brocades, so if there is enough interest I’ll do a short tutorial on options for using fabric as a background. I painted the brass decorative piece at the top and at the bottom with metallic paints and alcohol inks. The pink roses were originally white. I used alcohol ink to paint them. If you touch just the edges of the petals the ink will soak slowly down the petal and you will get a gradation of color.