I don't know about you all but things are tight financially at my house so I didn't have a canvas but I did have these pieces of thin luana.
I started by using the glaze I used for my half dining room table. I wanted to use black but I decided I would use what I had and experiment. I was thinking I would put one of my favorite scriptures such as Psalm 27 or My Beloved is mine and I am His. I was pressed for time so I started looking at the stencils I had and they were too large to write these out. I dug out some cardboard type letters or stencils I bought a while back for another project. I then read what it said on the pack which was monogram and realized this would be perfect.
I think it had a nice graphic feel but needed to be aged. So I took a little of the glaze and put it on a paper plate and mixed some of the white craft paint in to lighten up the color. Then brushed a little on and then took a dry brush and spread it and lifted some off.