This took me a very very long time to do - but I loved experimenting with it.
Oops I photographed this a bit wonky! It is the right size and shape really.
Firstly I aged some backing paper with chalks and kept coloring it until I got the shade I liked.
I stamped the face onto another sheet of paper, and using inks, coloured it in different shades of green.
Next I did the edging - using Tim Holtz distress embossing powders in different colours, and finally I did several layers of embossing on the face leaving some spaces to highlight. On the backing sheet and on the face I did a light gold rub to give the overall effect of a slab of an aged gold artifact. I finished it off with a gold eyelet and embroidery cotton in different soft shades.
I love textures and this one feels really nice to the touch - and looks better in daylight.