Today I’m here because my daughter and I have a huge collection of stickers. A ridiculous amount of stickers! So, we decided we could actually use them and let them be shown off! Time to make a DIY Sticker board!
Okay, let’s dive in!
To make your DIY Sticker board you will need:
- Joint compound (this can be found in the hardware section. I got 32 FL oz for about $5.50)
- Something to use as a canvas
- Pallet knives
- Paint Pallet
- Paper towels
- Dew drops
Use your pallet knife to grab some joint compound and place it onto your paint Pallet
Mix some paint into the joint compound. The less paint you use, the lighter it will be. I would start with the least amount of paint and then make it darker if you need to. You will need to adjust your joint compound to paint ratio if you use a lot of paint.
Notice how I added some of the joint compound and some of the paint unmixed with the rest. Just the slightest mix to make swirls. That will give your background more character. Try it!
Next, I spread the mixture into my canvas. You don’t want it to be super duper thick because it will cause cracks. This is also something you’ll have to practice at because it is really odd! It’s like painting with frosting! (Forbidden Frosting, please do not eat!) Your DIY sticker board will have a really pretty background!
Cover your canvas. I love having all the texture on my canvas from this! It’s very pretty! But you can make it however you like!
I attached several pics to show the texture in the paint.
Let this dry for at least 24 hours. You can actually see the paint drying because you can see the difference between the wet canvas and dry canvas. I created these backgrounds for my daughter and she even added some of the paint mixture to some canvases (with my supervision.) Parents use your own judgment with this. You can add some Dew Drops right away into the wet mixture if you want or you can let it dry.
After it’s dry, you can add the stickers and embellishments! We added several colors and styles of The Robin’s Nest Creative Dew Drops
Here are a couple of examples of the project! We made several of them and we’ll definitely be making more!
After our project was finished, we gave it a couple coats of this. It really gave the paint a fresh look and protects it from UV!