I would like to mock up a texture so it looks like the design is made out of shiny sequins. It is trivial to get a photo of sequins and use a font or shape to clip them; but then you are left with the hard edges of the font/shape. What I'm looking for is a way to "scatter" one symbol or small image over another, the way you can with particle systems in 3D software, so that it appears the font/shape is formed from sequins. (The result will be tacky, I know, but it's what I need to do.)
Is there any way to accomplish this in either Affinity Designer or Affinity Photo?
PS: I needed to tag this with "affinity-photo"--but that tag does not yet exist. Could someone with a high enough reputation please create it?