We at Quoth the Raven have decided to put a team together for this challenge which is faux finish and texture. all of our pieces are on the Quoth the Raven blog, along with our current challenge anything Poe's.
I have made an altered piece which I am also entering into Mark's GDT challenge over at smeared and smudged.
I used an old snooker triange which has been covered in embossing powders and paint washes, then had gold leaf applied and another paint wash over it. The inside is a faux peeled paint technique and the letters have been given a faux copper patina look. The poe stamp is from smeared ink and has been stamped onto some faux leather.
I am also entering this into the following challenges.