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Distressed Stenciled Canvas with Faux Rust

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Distressed Stenciled Canvas with Faux Rust
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Distressed Stenciled Canvas with Faux Rust

designed by PLA Schneider

This mixed media canvas combines stenciling with faux rust texture.

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Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Serene (ADC18)
  • Timeless (ADC04)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Quinacridone Gold (DMFA32)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Texture Sand Paste (DMM23)

Other supplies

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


  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.
    Step 0 Example
  2. 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.
    Step 1 Example
  3. 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.
    Step 2 Example