Several years back, my husband and I went to Target and bought some cubbies with fabric drawers to contain my assemblage supplies. The drawers come in a variety of colors, and they look like this:
One snowy day a few weeks ago, it suddenly struck me that the fabric on these suckers is not entirely unlike the fabric of a canvas. You know what this means, right? This means a thing can be a canvas, and a canvas can be a thing!
To get started to this project, I just emptied the drawer, applied two coats of gesso, and set to work. The initial coats remained a little tackier than usual, so allow for extra drying time if you’re going to try this yourself. The later coats, however, dried exactly like the later coats on a canvas. And I am IN LOVE with the results. Seriously, there is swooning over here. With a little dash of staggering.
And now, the result! It looked pretty great sitting on my table, but after I slipped it into a cubby, it looked AMAZING. I don’t usually say that about my own work, but I’m saying it now, man: Amazing!
Sadly, these are not amazing photos. I do hope you can still get the idea, which is that you should really do this project. Immediately. You will astound yourself.