You know those bits of wood, used to secure the intgrity of the support, that often come with your canvasses? I've worked a fair bit with smaller canvasses that don't really need the wood bit, so I now have quite a collection of them. The granddaughters like to play with them, but otherwise I keep them around because--you guessed it--I think, "Someday I'll use those."
I have seriously thought about taking a huge wooden board (I think a canvas or a canvas board wouldn't be sturdy enough), sketching out an abstract design, then gluing the wood bits (painted, of course) to create the "painting". Does anyone have any experience with something that would, when finished, probably be quite heavy? Would it be too unwieldy? What glue would keep the wooden bits on the wood panel?