First I added a bit of Tim Holtz® Distress Stain to the edges of the torn photos. I used Broken China for him and Picked Raspberry for her. The colors are too bright and cheery for my purposes so I'll be dulling them down later.
Next, I added a layer of Modern Options Sophisticated Finishes iron paint to the surface of all the metal findings. I had a bit extra on my palette so I decided to rust up some Tim Holtz® frames for a future project. I'll be adding the rusting solution this week and then dry brushing on some white gesso to bring out the highlights. Still deciding if I want to add a wash of color over that.
The last thing I did before taking a nap was to add a layer of Kroma Crackle to a side of the drawer. I wanted to see how it looked on just straight wood.
While getting ready for work today, I peeked at the drying Kroma Crackle. The dark spots are where I had a thicker layer and it isn't dry yet. I really like the result and am debating whether I want all four sides with this cracked, pickled finish or if I want to add some color. Decisions, decisions...