I purchased several materials, including a cookie sheet (you could also use an old one), scrapbook papers, and ribbon. The items I had on hand included Liquitex Matte Gel (you could probably use Mod Pod) and the metal piece that says, "Capture Life's Moments." The perfect phrase for displaying photographs!
|My supplies....after I got started, I ended up choosing a zebra print|
ribbon instead of the one shown in the photo.
I started by tearing the strips of scrapbook paper into various sizes and then thought about the placement on the cookie sheet. I rearranged things several times, until I found the arrangement I liked the best. Using my paintbrush, I applied the matte gel to the cookie sheet, laid the paper on top, and carefully smoothed out any wrinkles using an old credit card. I also added a coating of matte gel over the top of the paper. I really liked how the matte gel retained the brush strokes on the paper surface!
|Adding the papers using matte gel for adhesive...|
|....and finally a coating over papers|
I added the black ribbon and embellishment, attached the zebra ribbon and allowed everything to dry overnight.
|Added embellishment, "Capture Life's Moments."|
I have seen hanging magnet boards, but when I tried tying ribbon through the holes on the ends (not pictured), the board would never hang very well. I happened to have an easel and decided I liked that better.