My mother painted two beautiful flat pieces of artwork for my home. My mom is awesome. And I wanted the artwork to standout in my home. Because it deserves that (and so does mom!). They currently were in two black frames. Too plain and too flat! My solution to make these paintings pop? Lance crackers! No, seriously. Keep reading to see how I used cardboard cracker boxes to create a faux canvas. Well, two actually…
Here is print one.
And here is print two.
I got excited and put my new creation on top of the fireplace. I love how it stood up on its own, but it wasn’t a perfect spot.
I did not turn it into a canvas so it would stand up on its own (although that was an unintended perk of the size of box I used); but to add dimension when it was hanging on a wall. I wanted a place where it would be seen from many angles. I wanted to show off its “side boob” so to say.
My kitchen ended up being the perfect place. Here is an up close shot (with lovely side action).
It has dramatic shadows. Oh la la! And here is a shot for perspective.
It is beautiful! I love it. I found happiness with a cardboard box.