|9 x 12 Art Panel On Used Chipboard|
-a thick cardboard or wood base
-paper, fabric, yarn, glitter, paint, stickers, or other decorative embellishments
-scissors along with a rotary cutters or exacto blade
-adhesives (I used Ad Tech permanent glue runner)
-magnets or mounting adhesive for hanging the finished piece
First, prep your base by cutting it to the desired size and trimming rough, uneven edges with the exacto blade. For the project above, I had to cut off the ends of the chipboard to get a rectangular piece. I scored the chipboard with a rotary cutters and used a scissors, after it was scored.
|Chipboard Prior To Being Trimmed|
|Back Of Panel Covered With Brown Card stock|
When you have the front and back prepped, make sure everything is dry before decorating your project. Look for an all-purpose permanent adhesive that dries clear and will not wrinkle paper. When you are finished affixing the embellishments or painting the panel, you can use an optional acrylic matte or glossy top coat if desired. Then, use mounting adhesive squares or peel-and-stick magnets to mount the artwork on the wall or refrigerator.
|Finished Mounted Panel|
-fabric and yarn
-twigs, dried flowers, leaves
-dried beans and peas
-sea glass and shells
-ric rac and seam binding