DIY Wet Canvas Carrier

In an effort to get more into painting in the great outdoors, I decided to make a convenient way to carry wet paintings. I priced ready-made ones, but decided that I could make one for free that would work just as well. It may not be as purty, but who cares?

So, I got my equipment out: leftover packing boxes, Elmer’s Glue-All, box cutter, Lehman’s Hardware ruler, a colorful variety of duct tape scraps, and canvas for measuring gaps. I made it to hold 8×10’s right now. If I need a larger size, I can always make another one.
Ta-dah! I painted it with acrylic paint. I was surprised how well the paint matched the green duct tape. The box is very sturdy and has some weight to it. I am debating on how to attached a strap to it. It would be nice to sling it over my shoulder so that I can have my hands free for other things. (Like fighting alligators?)
It holds four and they easily slide in and out with very little wiggle room.
I left room between them so that I could reach in without touching wet paint.
It can sit like this on a table or shelf and act as a drying rack for the paintings. I thought it turned out very nifty.

This is a quick little charcoal sketch of a tufted titmouse.

Also, did you notice the new Shop in my webpage menu? Click on it and it will take you to my Fine Art America site where you can buy prints or merchandise with my art on it, like coffee mugs, pillows, t-shirts, tote bags, etc. I can only have 25 artworks up at a time, so, if there is anything that you want that is not in my shop, please let me know and I will take down one and add the one that you want. Please look it over and shop ’till you drop!

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping. — Gertrude Stein

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