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How to create a stunning decorative art canvas w/ brandy

Create a Stunning Decorative Art Canvas W/ Brandy

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For this project we'll be using a reversed canvas. I've given it a nice coat of gesso.

For this project we'll be using a reversed canvas. I've given it a nice coat of gesso.

Now I use my Lattice Stencil to add dimension with some texture paste.

Now I use my Lattice Stencil to add dimension with some texture paste.

I thought about leaving this portion out of the tutorial. After all, I didn't use it in the end, but still a neat technique. AND it shows you can always change your mind on your projects!!

I thought about leaving this portion out of the tutorial. After all, I didn't use it in the end, but still a neat technique. AND it shows you can always change your mind on your projects!!

With watered down paint, i dabbed it on my stencil and pressed it down on the canvas. It comes out kind of like a messy stamped image.

With watered down paint, i dabbed it on my stencil and pressed it down on the canvas. It comes out kind of like a messy stamped image.

I used the Mardi Gras paint for the technique too, and then went on to add color to the canvas frame.

I used the Mardi Gras paint for the technique too, and then went on to add color to the canvas frame.

Working my way around the canvas, I apply the paint, in a sloppy manner, before drying with my heat tool.

Working my way around the canvas, I apply the paint, in a sloppy manner, before drying with my heat tool.

Even with my paint thinned with water, I sprayed more water on after it was dry, to give it an even more awesome washed out look.

Even with my paint thinned with water, I sprayed more water on after it was dry, to give it an even more awesome washed out look.

With my distess colored ink pad, I rub around the edges of the canvas and in a few of the lighter areas....to kiss it with a nice aged look.

With my distess colored ink pad, I rub around the edges of the canvas and in a few of the lighter areas....to kiss it with a nice aged look.

Now with some watered down Amber Gemstone Medium, I splatter some around. When dry, the Amber paint has a gorgeous shine to it.

Now with some watered down Amber Gemstone Medium, I splatter some around. When dry, the Amber paint has a gorgeous shine to it.

Next I water down some more Lagoon Velvet and paint, and apply t to just a few spots, trying to stay in side the lattice texture.

Next I water down some more Lagoon Velvet and paint, and apply t to just a few spots, trying to stay in side the lattice texture.

Now I chose to glue a grungy patterned cardstock to inside of my canvas and douse it with more splatters of Amber paint. I love the golden look.

Now I chose to glue a grungy patterned cardstock to inside of my canvas and douse it with more splatters of Amber paint. I love the golden look.

Now add your embellishments! I printed the lovely lady, & glued her to layers of chipboard and cardstock.

Now add your embellishments! I printed the lovely lady, & glued her to layers of chipboard and cardstock.

Coordinating flowers & metal pieces add a wonderful touch. Finish off w/ some micro beads for added interest!

Coordinating flowers & metal pieces add a wonderful touch. Finish off w/ some micro beads for added interest!

Glue down some micro beads for added interest!

Glue down some micro beads for added interest!

I hope this inspires you!! Share your Art Anthology projects on out Facebook group page https://www.facebook.com/groups/741057632686564/

I hope this inspires you!! Share your Art Anthology projects on out Facebook group page https://www.facebook.com/groups/741057632686564/

  • Lagoon Velvet Paint
  • Mardi Gras Velvet Paint
  • Amber Gemstone PAint
  • Lattice Stencil 6x9