For a recent swap, I was sent a wooden heart to alter. I painted it black, and stamped some texture pattern in gold Brilliance. I then gave one side a quick coat of PVA glue, and laid some Fantasy Film onto it. I heated it with a heat gun until the colours changed, and holes started to appear.
I did the same thing to the other side, making more holes, and then cut strips of Fantasy Film for the sides.
Once the heart was all shiny and bright, I decided it was too bright, and added impasto paste to dull it down. I stamped into the paste, and also applied some through stencil waste. Once dry, I rubbed Treasure Gold all over the impasto. Finally, I put black polymer clay into a face mould, then brushed it with PearlEx powder, and cooked it in my melt pot for about 25 minutes. I stuck it on with heavy gel medium.