Last time I posted a wip of this, which had the start of a background color. Once I did that, I couldn't change my mind. I continued on, and the darker I got with the background, the more color I had to put into the cracker itself. I took it as far as I wanted to, then started over on a fresh one, with no background. I decided I liked the really subtle colors in the cracker, and that a plain white background worked better. So this is the "tarted up" version, and the second one is her plainer sister.
Then I moved onto a "round butter cracker" (a generic version of a Ritz).
I'm purposely having them 'float', rather than have them resting on something, with a shadow. I like the formal portrait presentation of things. These are 8 x 8 inches (the image is actually more like 6 inches, floating in an 8 x 8 space, to allow for framing overlap).
I will do a graham, an oyster, and I have an assortment of fancier ones to choose from. Maybe I'll do a rye crisp too. The possibilities are endless. I may move on to cookies or English biscuits. Whichever way I go, I'll be into this for a while.
Haven't received the frames I ordered yet - anxious to see how these look framed. Its another reason I went with the white backgrounds - the frames are white washed, and I imagined these looking good in a pale frame, as a set. We'll see.