When we bought our first house, we didn't have much. I had no artwork and big walls. Someone gave us an old picture of a bird. I LOVED the size and the frame, but wasn't crazy about the bird picture. I wanted something with texture but neutral. So I came up with this......
First I took out the old picture. Then I found different types of brown bags. (Grocery, shipping stuffing, etc) I crunched all the paper up and tore them into different size pieces.
I arranged them how I wanted them on the picture and then used a glue/water combo to glue them down. After it was dry, I used two different colors of brown shoe polish and rubbed it on the paper to give it some depth.
This was the final product! I was REALLY happy with it for us!!!