They started off as ordinary beermats (other makes of beer are available :o) ) and then I coated them with black gesso.
Then I took a couple of sheets of some designer paper, tore them in order to give a distressed edge, and, placing the beermats on the diagonal, covered one half with the papers in two layers. On the uncovered half I attached a wooden key and lock which I had coloured with my Krylon copper leafing pen.
The swap was for a 4" x 4" square, and these mats were just under, so I glued a piece of black card to the back, before writing my sentiment, which I'd based on how I'd decorated the front: 'Peel back the layers and unlock your true inner beauty', I added a piece of filigree at the base and doodled a border around the edge.
I then used my crop-a-dile (love it!!) to add an eyelet to the top corner, and strung some ribbon through to create a hanging loop.
Turning back to the front, I realised that the extra piece of card had created a frame, so I used my Krylon on this too.
I wish I'd made more as I would have kept one for myself!
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