It all started months ago with a metal tart pan shaped like a heart. I bought a few of these, not really sure what to do with them. Next I bought an antique iron rest that had some lovely rust on it.
I wasn't sure what colors I was going for with this piece so I started off with a bit of Tim Holtz® Distress Stain in Walnut around the cut edges and then I coated the photo itself, wiping away excess with a paper towel. I liked it, but wanted more color.
Tim Holtz® Distress Stain in Broken China was the ticket!
Sophisticated Finishes by Modern Options. As the rust developed, I knew I wanted to add color so I dry brushed on some gesso.
I wasn't sure if I wanted to add a layer of dimensional glaze or not so I didn't glue in the photo. I opted not to add the glaze so once I got home I glued it in place. I did want a bit of dark sparkle, so I took out my glitters. I have a very fine black glitter and a nice vintage-looking chunky black glitter. I opted for chunky but hated the result. I ended up scraping most of it off and adding Tim Holtz® Distress Stain in Walnut and Hickory Smoke to cover up any paper tears. I like how it toned down the glitter so that it almost looks like the tart pan is corroded or coated in burnt-on crud.