Greetings!I've created this 6"x6" canvas
(click on pictures to enlarge and enhance)I painted the canvas first with Tim Holtz Distress Stain (brushed corduroy, vintage photo, frayed burlap) then added a few layers of torn book paper, tissue paper, and Ideology Tissue Wrap. As you glue the paper with Mod Podge, it activates the stains so the color is over as well as under the papers.
Next I mixed the same stains with heavy gel medium and applied it to the canvas front and left side through the Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Brick Wall stencil. I colored heavy gel medium with Liquitex acrylic paint in unbleached titanium and a bit of Tim Holtz Distress Paint in vintage photo and applied it through the Crafters Workshop #195 Brocade stencil.
The handle is from the hardware store, it was bright shiny silver 'till I put gesso all over it and colored it with Faber Castell Big Brush India Ink markers.
The charms are by Cousin and Bead Landing.
Stamping and inking with Staz-On inks and acrylic paint create more depth and the addition of a favorite bible verse finishes off this piece.
I hope you are inspired to make a monochromatic project and enter it at eclectic Paperie. Be sure to hop over and check out all the entries.
Thanks for looking!
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