Masonite Board and Poppies

This post is for the frugal crafters out there. I just purchased a half sheet 28"x48" piece of masonite board from Home Depot ($5.50). This is a piece of 6"x9" that I have used to start a painting.
 My husband cut the board into various sizes for me, ranging from 4"x4" to 11"x14". I think I got 12 or 14 different pieces of substrate to play on. I read that if you apply 4 layers of gesso, with a sponge, it makes a perfect surface to paint/play on. These were sanded with a fine grit sandpaper between the 3rd and 4th coat and then again after the 4th coat. I now have several pieces of substrate to play on for $5.50.

Maybe when I grow up, I'll actually spend the money for stretched canvas, but until then, this works for me. I am taking photos of this piece in progress, come on back in a few days, we'll see how it turns out and I'll share a tutorial.

Have a beautiful week.

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Capescrapper said...

How very cool is that! What a great deal on materials!

The drawing is exquisite!

Love that you will show us the work in progress.

Netty said...

Terrific deal Julie, providing you with loads of pleasure.
Look forward to seeing how this progresses, great start with the drawing. Annette x

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a cool idea! I love poppies, an your drawing is wonderful.