I glued some cheese cloth and mesh tape on the frame for the texture and covered it with 2 coats of black gesso.
And then the fun part began! For altering I used a bunch of metal embellishments and chipboard, but also my stash that I was collecting for about one year (spare parts of tape runner, some metal stuff from shoes, clothes, pens) :) oh yes, I had a lot of fun!
Another coat of black gesso.
Then I sprayed it all with copper and brown colors. To put the finishing touches to my frame I used a gold wax.
And some close-ups:
I should say altering this frame took quite a lot of time but I love how it turned out!
Hope you like it too ;)