Readi-Board Blog

Readi to Craft: Spell Book

We’re conjuring some crafting fun in this Readi to Craft. We’ll show you how to create this spooky spell book using Readi-Board. The materials you will need are;

Readi-Board

White Glue

Tissue Paper

Mod Podge

Foam Coat (Optional)

Acrylic Paint

Clear Coat (I used polycrylic)

Hot Glue

Packaging Paper (Optional)

Readi to Craft: Autumn Leaf

We’re fawning over this fall foliage. In this Readi to Craft we’re showing you how to make Autumn inspired sun catchers with Readi-Board. The materials you will need are;

Readi-Board

Repositionable Spray Adhesive (Rubber Cement will work)

White Glue

Tissue Paper

Mod Podge

Paint (I used watercolor)

String

Readi to Craft: Corn on the Cob Painting

You won’t believe how a-maize-ingly easy it is to create these paintings. The materials you will need are;

Readi-Board

Corn on the Cob

Skewers

Acrylic Paint

Test Tuesday: Spray Lacquer

In this Test Tuesday we are working with Testors brand Extreme Lacquer spray in Purple-Licious.

Readi-Board Samples
Adams Premium Samples

The lacquer applied well to all of the foam board samples. I didn’t notice any damage to the foam on any of the samples (no paper included). I also peeled the paper facer off of the samples after images had been taken, and there were still no signs of damage to the foam.

No Paper, Readi-Erase, Readi Water Resistant and Readi-Grid samples.

As you can see on the scratch test image, I was able to remove the lacquer from the Readi Water Resistant sample and the No Paper. I had to scratch quite hard to get the results you see on the No Paper sample in the image. Scratching the surface surprisingly didn’t affect the lacquer on the Readi-Erase sample.

Left to Right; No Paper, Readi Water Resistant and Readi-Erase

The glossy, smooth finish would work great for projects where you would like to mask that you are working with foam board, such as cosplay props.

Readi to Craft: Photo Props

Make your own picture-perfect props in this Readi to Craft. We’ll show you how with the following materials;

Readi-Board Foam Board (White and Black)

Wooden Dowels

Hot Glue

Repositionable Spray Adhesive (or Rubber Cement)

Acrylic Paint

Spray Adhesive

White Glue

Glitter

Faux Gems

Decorative Paper

The template can be found below;

Readi to Craft: Piñata

https://youtu.be/FVp58XpglIw

Perfect for parties, this Readi to Craft will show you how to make this fiesta favorite! The materials you will need are;

Readi-Board Foam Board

Colorful Tissue Paper

Tape

White Glue

String

Black Paper (Optional)

The measurements for the piñata’s sides can be found below;

Test Tuesday: Art Creation Acrylics

In this Test Tuesday we are testing Art Creation brand acrylic paints by Talens.

Readi-Board Samples
Adams Premium Samples

The paint applied well to all the samples tested. Most of the colors seemed to be slightly transparent, with the exception of the black. This quality would lend well to painting with a glazing technique. I also noted that these paints had a longer dry time than some of the craft acrylics used on our foam board projects. This would allow you more time to blend colors as you painted.

No Paper, Readi-Erase, Readi Water Resistant and Readi-Grid Samples.

Scratching the surface of the samples with a fingernail managed to remove the paint from the Readi-Erase and Readi Water Resistant. This is common with water based and other acrylic paints.

Readi to Craft: Pull String Art

You won’t believe how easy it is to make this beautiful art. We’ll show you how in this Readi to Craft. The materials you will need are;

Readi-Board Foam Board

Ink (Try different colors!)

String

Frame (Optional)

Masking Tape

Readi to Craft: Patriotic Straw Wreath

We’re making a wreath as dazzling as those 4th of July fireworks. In this Readi to Craft we’ll show you how with just a few ingredients. The materials you will need are;

Readi-Board Foam Board

Striped Paper Straws

Hot Glue

Tab from a Soda Can

Readi to Craft: Solstice Sign

We’re celebrating the solstice by crafting a dazzling sign. (After all we have plenty of daylight to do so!) The materials you will need are;

Readi-Board (I used both white and black)

Decorative Paper (I used glitter!)

Hobby Knife

Repositionable Spray Adhesive

Rubber Cement (Optional)

Masking Tape

White Glue

The template can be found below;