Distressed Stenciled Canvas with Faux Rust

Distressed Stenciled Canvas with Faux Rust

Posted by DecoArt on Jul 20th 2016

This mixed media canvas combines stenciling with faux rust texture.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • 1" flat brush
    • #10 flat brush
    • cosmetic sponge
    • canvas
    • palette knife
    • numbers stencil


    1. Using a 1" flat brush, paint the canvas loosely with both Timeless and Serene, overlapping the colors. Use a palette knife to add "scratches" throughout.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Add water to Legacy and use a #10 round brush to drip the mix on the canvas in various areas (one direction only). Place the stencil (numbers of your choice) on the canvas and dab on Legacy (not the version mixed with water) with a cosmetic sponge.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Mix 20% Quinacridone Gold with Texture Sand Paste. Use a palette knife to randomly spread throughout the canvas to give the look of rust. Use a #10 flat brush to splatter Legacy (watered-down) randomly on the canvas.
    6. Instruction #3