Most of my focus has been on my Edgar Allan Poe piece, "Telltale Heart for Nevermore." I had one extra heart pan and decided to rust it up and see what inspired me.
Tim Holtz® Distress Stain in Walnut to the edges and dabbed some on the photo to give it a more aged look. I put clear gesso over it because it had too much shine. I need to tone down the green with either a brown wash or the Distress Stain. I'll add the heart to a rusty iron rest similar to "American Blue Bloods" and add some rusty embellishments.
For the Poe piece, I also added some white gesso and put a bloody red wash over that. I put the green wash over the previously-gessoed frame and glued the photo of Poe to it. Once it dried, I glued the framed photo to the heart. I added the red-dyed roses as a nod to the mysterious person that would leave three roses and a bottle of cognac at his grave on his birthday. I ended up dabbing on some of that Distress Stain so it didn't look like Christmas Poe, although I think Christmas Poe is a lovely thought. Next step for this piece is to find a raven or perhaps a black cat for the top.
I also created a nice bloody wash for my "By the Light of the Moon" piece. I think I just need to attach the werewolf and add the bullets and this piece will be complete.