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Be True Distressed Canvas Project

I was inspired by a favorite necklace to create this canvas. It is made of flattened copper pennies and has touches of blue and turquoise in the beading. This necklace is cherished and handmade, but matches nothing that I wear, so I’ve had it hanging on a hook on my door all week, trying to find a way to wear it. Instead, I’ve decided to translate those wonderful colors to a project that I can hang on the wall and admire — no matter what outfit I’m wearing.

Be True Distressed Canvas Project Directions:

Paint the media board with several thick layers of Dina Wakley’s Penny paint. Let dry.

Paint completely with Turquoise paint.

Sponge Penny paint through Finnabair’s doily stencil.

Sand down the board with a heavy grit piece of sandpaper until some of the Penny paint shows through in the corners of the canvas. Only sand lightly over the stenciled area.

Sand the chipboard label to lighten and distress its color.

With Relique medium, paint the stamp with a light layer of medium, stamp onto the chipboard label, and sprinkle with German Silver Relique Powder. Set with a heat tool. Adhere to the media board with gel medium or strong adhesive.

Spritz some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink Spray into a paper towel and wipe over the canvas to mute the colors a bit. For any places that the original white board is showing through, paint them with the ink, then wipe lightly with a paper towel.

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