So, I was in the middle of doing this project, when the Nester posted a picture of what this lady had done. I liked her paper soooo much better that I ripped mine off and ran to the scrapbooking store. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Let's just remember that, ok? Here's the finished product.
In case you don't want to go to the links or read for directions, it is really easy. I bought two 12" x 36" styrofoam from Hobby Lobby (where else?), measured it into three sections (giving me three 12 x 12 squares), and cut it with my husband's saw. I thought the boards were expensive at $6.99 each, but I think I'm just a little spoiled with my $1.80 purchases lately.
To apply the paper, I tried three different types of glue, and I didn't like how any of them adhered. I should have known. Never trust anything but your glue gun. I glued just around the edges making sure to smooth it out. Once finished, I measured out black paper to go around the edges and...well...done.
I've done this with a canvas board, as well, but the styrofoam was way cheaper. My only complaint about the styrofoam is that no matter what, it looks uneven. I used a level to put up all my squares, and I still don't feel like they look even. If you go to Michael's, they have a little "how-to flier" that shows all kinds of little projects to do with styrofoam that are quire good. Of course, you could always copy from me, who copied from her, who probably copied from someone else! Don't ya just love blogging?