Deb Geyer asked about the embossing technique.
The open container is embossing powder; you can see the powder in front of the bottle. The two with black tops are pearl ex powders. Below is a picture of some embossed pieces that were left over. Ran an ink pad over the wrinkles, then sprinkled embossing powder, shook off the excess and used a heat gun. Click on the picture and you will see the wrinkles with embossing on top a little better.
I love watching embossing powder transform under a heat gun.
The texture of the wrinkled tissue paper just doesn't show in the pictures, but maybe from the embossed scraps, you can get an idea of how the texture is throughout.
I'm still working on the second piece, and it still appeals to me, until it is finished, I never know if it will succeed. Have completed the applique and the machine quilting, and I'm doing a little hand quilting now.