I was trying for an effect of an old metal tray that had been painted over several times and got damaged over time. I gilded part of the tag and then painted a base coat of acrylic over part of the tag.
When it was dry, I smeared over lip balm - it was the nearest thing I had to vaseline - and painted over with a second colour.
I let that dry and repeated the process, finishing with an off white top coat.
Next, I overstamped with a morning glory stamp from Flora and Fauna by Chocolate Baroque and coloured in using promarkers.
My next attempt was using the PVA technique. Here you paint on a base coat of acrylic paint and allow it to dry, followed by a layer of diluted PVA. When dry, overpaint with the second colour of acrylic paint, allow to dry for a little while and then heat with a heat gun. The PVA blisters and cracks to look like old paint.
Mine blistered and cracked a little, but I liked the effect so carried on. This time I stamped with the pelargonium stamp from Flora and Fauna, again colouring with promarkers and a gel pan.
I think it turned out OK. This one looks like old paint is in the process of being scraped of a metal plate.
March's technique is faux leather - another technique I've not tried - think that one's going to get messy.