The heart piece uses a Shabby Chic paint technique and you can check out the Tim Holtz site and his blog for information on how he does this. A great many of his techniques are in his book called, "A Compendium of Curiosities". It is well worth checking out if like the grungy style. His site is http://www.timholtz.com/. Check out all of the cool projects and challenges at Studio L3 also.
I have used the Pitch Black paint as well as Espresso, Gold and Copper. This really was a cool technique. Actually I am quite surprised that mine worked out so well. WOO HOO!
I am entering it into the Grungy Monday Challenge at Studio L3. I am so glad that I found this site last week. How did I miss this one? Wish me luck and let me know what think of my creation.