A hard surface makes techniques like stencil painting and decoupage on canvas much easier. That's why our Mixed Media board is perfect; it's sturdy and easy to work on. You can see our stencil painting and decoupage results on the big canvas. We used design sheets and canvas letters. The letters are fantastic to work with! Everything has been painted with Panduro Acrylic paint. If you're going to draw free-hand, we suggest using "Drawing Pens". The little board is super simple. Paint the canvas letters with Panduro Acrylic pearl, let dry, then attach them to the Mixed Media board. DONE!