For this project I tried out Tim Holtz distress embossing powder, walnut stain over the key embossed image that was in the end sanded with 180 grade sand paper to reveal the key pattern.

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The inside of the frame is a proper mix of various techniques, including pressing a cake decorating stencil onto a layer of not so dry acrylic paint and splashing the ‘sandwich’ with Tim Holtz alcohol inks. With the last layer of acrylic varnish I sprinkled some mica onto the ‘oranges’. The part with the three pewter hooks was created by pressing actual bronze keys into a thick layer of tile grout. When it dried, it was covered with Americana quadricone gold and then, when dried again, sanded slightly to reveal the key pattern. Must say I like the brown/resist embossing frames best!

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