I wanted to blend, soft and feminine with industrial (okay may be a little girly)
i started with a printed image from Alphonse Mucha (basically the starter of the art nouveau movement, love his art) then i painted it using a water pen with distress ink. I started really light then darker to give depth.
i covered the frame with painted industrail (compendium of curosities volume 3 pg. 46). I added 0.25" strips of black cardstock along outside and inside edge.