Paint the surface of the canvas in Buttermilk.
Paint the canvas edges in Midnite Blue.
Place the stencil on top of the canvas and tape the edges in place to hold.
Using a stencil brush, gently brush over top of the stencil to create the basketweave pattern.
Carefully lift stencil and leave paint to dry before continuing.
Reposition the stencil on the canvas to continue the pattern.
To make certain areas of the basketweave pattern darker, repeat with a second coat of paint.