I have had a few requests for a little tutorial for our project from last month’s workshop. I am happy to oblige. We tackled a Ballard knock off version of this fabulous wall art.
Gather your Supplies:
– 1/2″ MDF board cut into 9 12×12 squares. The Lowe’s peeps are able to cut these for you and around here the first 4 cuts are free.
– Permanent Spray Adhesive
– 9 12×12 sheets of scrapbook paper
– 80 grit sandpaper
– Paint and brushes OR Spray paint
– Rub-n-Buff antiquing rub
– Picture hangers OR drill
Once you have your wood squares cut paint the edges with the color of your choice. Mine are painted grey in the pictures below.
THOROUGHLY coat your board with spray adhesive and line your paper up and smooooooooth
Any little areas with any paper overhanging the sides grab the sandpaper and work against the edge of the wood. Gently keep working it until you sand the overhang off.
Use a paper towel, sponge, cotton ball, finger….whatever you like to carefully work the Rub-n-Buff on the edges. Make the outside edges the heaviest and feather inward. **In this picture I used Precious Metals which is water based. It works but I prefer the Rub-n-Buff because it is oil based and less likely to bubble the edges.**