These are my first four project working with the She Art style figures:
Most people work on canvases, which are lovely, but it's a waste of money for me as I tend to cover my bases with layers of paper. The beauty of canvas is it's gorgeous texture, why use canvas only to cover it up?
What I use instead is half-inch MDF. At Home Depot they sell two foot by four foot pieces for about $5.50 and the guys there will cut it for you. I get mine cut to 12x12 inch pieces and 6x12s. I get eight (four of each) which works out to about sixty-nine cents per base. It's very affordable and allows me to make more art without financial stress.
The trick is hanging them. I've heard some folks add picture hangers before they start their projects but I stamp so much that I need my base to lie flat. So I've been using these Command Picture Hanging Strips:
The reviews are overwhelmingly positive, I'll let you know if they have any problems during long term use.
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