I'm trying to use a clipping mask to fill a design I've been working on. So far, when I clip them I get the message that the top object is very complex. When I press yes to go ahead, the outline, and detail of the image are clipped instead of keeping the lines (details) and filling in between the lines.
The design comes from an image trace, with some added detail, ultimately made into a compound path. (if any of that info is needed)
What I want it to look like, with the mask clipping the outline of the flower. What is currently happening post clipping mask. I'm learning illustrator, and after hours of scouring the internet/trying different options, I figured I'd reach out to some experts!