To create the background for this chipboard canvas I started out by layering color from the new Distress Strains from Tim Holtz. Love these for covering large areas! And so much easier on my hands then using the Distress Ink with the applicator.
I added some white gesso over that to mute the color. I then applied a variety of stamps in various colors of Staz-On using the Generation Redux set from Artistic Outpost.
The rusty flourish was created by first applying some pumpkin Staz-On. Over that I layered Distress Embossing Powder from Tim Holtz.