Category Archives: Recycling Arts

Making My Own Art Canvases

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I came across this fab tutorial online for making art canvases from recycled Soap Boxes on Alma Stoller’s blog recently, you can read all about it on the following url:

http://almastoller.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/how-to-make-soap-box-canvas.html

After reading this tutorial I have been obsessed with collecting andĀ re-purposingĀ all the boxes and packaging I can get my hands on!

Heres some of my boxes that I prepared with masking tape to reinforce them prior to adding the layer of papers:

I even applied masking tape to the cardboard mailing packages that Amazon send out the books you buy in so I could make them into art boards:

One of my handmade canvases with a layer of printed book paper on it prior to gesso-ing

A stack of handmade canvases waiting to be art-ed on:

Now I have art canvases in all shapes and sizes, trouble is I cant stop making them!!