Know You Are Loved Canvas : with a cool rusting powder technique

 TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll

Happy Thursday!  Sue here with a canvas project highlighting TCW stencils and          Dusty Attic Rusting Powder.

PM:TCW:rustingpowdercanvasAbove are the stencils used for this project

My canvas is a 10 X 10 Wood panel.  I found this one at JoAnn Fabrics for $5.59.         (click on wood panel for link)

wood panel/JoAnn Fabrics

Step 1 : Cover with Gesso

TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll

Next I used TCW450 Art Deco Leaves along with Lindy’s Stamp Gang’s “Greased lightening green”  to begin the background of the canvas.

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As I “spritz” I keep paper towels on hand to blot, and I couldn’t resist using the paper towel itself to add some fun texture! I adhered it to the panel with matte medium. 

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Below, you can see the combination of Super Heavy Gesso with one of my new favorite stencils…TCW380 Grandma’s Doily.

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Next, for some fun with The Dusty Attic’s Rusting Powder.

Using some type of liquid adhesive or embossing ink, stencil the design.

While still wet, sprinkle Rusting Powder over the wet stenciled design…                  TCW407 Stacked Triangles (see below)

TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll

Tap off excess powder onto a sheet of paper to put back into the jar.

TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll

Spray powder design with white vinegar, and let dry.

I absolutely loved working with these beautiful stencils, and so I got a little crazy creating more designs with old book pages.

TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll For more detail, I “rusted” this little wood piece from my “stash.”TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll

                      Look at the cool design left underneath after “dusting and spraying!”                          I will use that another time 

Using some of the book pages, I punched out squares to add to the canvas.

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 Don’t forget to add color to the panel sides!

Below are the Tim Holtz Sets I used to add the squares and sentiment.

TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll

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TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue CarrollAs always, it’s a joy to share with you!

Thank you for reading!  I hope you learned something new:)

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17 thoughts on “Know You Are Loved Canvas : with a cool rusting powder technique

    1. Thanks Lydell:) I know I appreciate step by step photos when others post…great for the “visual learner!” What a sweet comment you’ve made…that’s exactly why we share posts! -just hoping to encourage or inspire someone else to climb in the sand box and play:) It’s no fun if we can’t share, right? xo

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