My friend at work received a box of tealight candles for her birthday. In the boxes of tealights were two peaces of 8 x 8 in cardboard. She brought them to me and thought I could paint some art on them.
To treat them, I first put a coat of white acrylic to start a seal and let that dry. After it dried, I was trying to think if I should paint four totally different paintings on them or do a sequence of paintings. As you can see I did a sequence. Using the same elements, but placing them in different areas. The backgrounds are patterned. I put the sun and my signature on only one piece. I called it, "Sequential".
I plan on finding a long frame and putting them behind glass and a matte with the four equal squares. I would have never thought to use those four pieces of cardboard. What a creative way to recycle!! :)