Hi guys!! As you might have noticed I am doing more and more mixed media pieces. I created a couple of "canvas" paintings using recycled boxes.
These were both done on recycled boxes. The little one is a generic brand of Crystal Light and the larger one is on the cracker box.
The blue tape is masking tape to hold down the flaps and I added a few pieces to the sides for some added stability. Then I covered the entire box with text pages. I used Matte Medium but you could also use gel medium or Mod Podge.
Next I covered them with text pages:
I've been sketching a lot and sort of like this little girl that keeps ending up in my sketchbook. Because it takes me so long and I erase so much rather than sketching right on the box I traced the image on tracing paper with a black sharpie.
I tore around the image and glued the tracing paper down to the box.
Then the fun part, decorate with layers of paints using acrylics and Ranger Distress Inks. The circles were added using bubble wrap and the tube from a roll of paper towels.
And now for close ups of both of the finished paintings.
I love all of those textures!! And here's the smaller one:
Now I am off to see what other boxes I can raid ; )