I thought maybe a black background of some kind, but what. I found a two pack of artist canvases that were 18 x 24 at Michael's on sale for $8. Since my painting was 16 x 20 this would give it a little bit of a background and make it the right size for my space.
I had some black paint left over so I took a brush and got to work painting around the outside of the canvas. Now this didn't cover very good and left streaks, plus I had no idea that the paint would stick so much to the paper, so I had a huge mess peeling the paper off the back of the canvas.
I decided to take it outside and use spray paint. This worked like a charm.
Now how to attach the two. See that middle wood strip, I put a small nail in the middle of that strip at the top and bottom and nailed it into the wood frame of the painting. Now these two were on piece. I added a picture hanger to the top and done.
How great does this look!!! I love it. It gives the painting the oomph that it needed and makes it the right size.
See how much better it fits the space.
Ok, I am thrilled with my little makeover and it was so easy. I have a great art piece for a total of $4 for one canvas and $5.99 for the painting, plus the black paint was free since I already had it.
Ok, now on with the rest of the makeover. Do you have any tips or ideas for making a painting larger without a frame?
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