So I have never been really good at getting a level and a ruler and making sure my pictures on the wall are straight...never been my thing... However, I love this work of art I did. I used 12x12 wood pieces and painted the edges. I cut pattern scrapbook paper down 1/4 in on all sides and with a strong glue, glued the paper on the wood. I did not put any protection over the paper because I change the colors in my living room a lot. This is such a fun and creative way to decorate, and super easy too!