My friend Nitsa is a real artist and makes my projects look so childish. Haha! It's okay though, because she's nice enough to provide instructions so all of us can make her gorgeous pieces of art. Can you believe that a Mod Podge image transfer can do this? Yes. You'll also need paint and a few other materials, but it's not as hard as you think. Nitsa gives you the step-by-step at her blog.
Mixed media collage at More than Photography