Three canvases were to be used in this themed piece. Well now, this themed project took 9 canvases......do I see extra credit here? :-) Of course Tim Holtz artwork was the inspiration for this piece. The canvas boards are 8x8 so I ended up creating the whole project out in the workshop instead of my studio. Let me count the times I had to run into the house for something! Tim's piece had different colors used but for some reason the colors didn't feel right for the subject matter I was using. ALL the materials mounted on the canvases are locksmith items. The papers mounted as the background are from a safe catalog. The keys you see are real and quite antique. I found a very old ruler that had Russwin/Black & Decker on it....that was my real find in the workshop yesterday! This project took HOURS to do......I just finished it up early this morning. I may get a piece of wood, paint it, and adhere all these canvases to it. Would be easier to transport and to hang on my livingroom wall!