I stamped some thick flourishes onto the paper with a clear embossing pad and covered with clear embossing powder and heat set. With this thinner paper, the embossing powder soaks all the way through the paper (seen on the paper on the right). This is much like what is done with wax and fabric to create the resist in batiking.
I covered the paper with blue Distress ink and dried the ink with a heat tool. Now for the second layer of resist. I stamped the same flourish stamp slightly off the original stamping with a clear embossing pad and covered with clear embossing powder.
Then I heat set it with a heat tool. I also heated the embossing from the back side of the paper to ensure the powder soaked through the paper.
I covered the paper with a darker blue Distress ink.
I laid a sheet of paper towel on a craft sheet, placed the paper with the embossing side down and ironed. The embossing powder is absorbed into the paper towel. Moved the paper around and continued to iron until most of the embossing powder is removed.
I ran the paper through a swirl Cuttlebug embossing folder. I cut an 1-1-/2" square sheet from the same paper bag. Ran this small square through the same embossing folder and colored the raised areas with the lighter blue Distress ink. I used a gold leafing pad to color the edges.