They started out as three pieces of duck cloth with raggedy edges. I started out by putting a layer of gesso on the front and back of the canvas followed by a layer of plaster on one side. While the plaster was still wet I pressed in joint tape, threads, and the imprints of leaves, lace, string, and many other things. I wanted to have highly textured backgrounds to work on.
I added my nature pieces to my shop now. Please check it out. They are $75.00 each or all three for $150.00, which means you would get one for free. Go here to shop: http://www.handsandharts.com/paintings.html
Have a great week,