While I did try to cross a puzzle with a Kracken, the soggy tentacles did not work. So here is my second experiment, the puzzle is painted with gesso. Then run through my cuttlebug with a cogs embossing die. Then inks, paints and shimmer mists were applied, then embossing powder was sprinkled over one bit that would not dry.
I then added a piece of old earing (or possibly weapon) to the side with a brad.