I bought a plain cork pinboard from IKEA and painted the central area and the wood frame with duck egg blue emulsion paint.
The panel was bordered in low tack tape. The tape and cork board were painted.
Tape is removed at the end of the project to reveal a contrast coloured border.
I stencilled the dog pattern onto the pin board with raw umber acrylic paint. I used a size 4 stencil brush and the 'dry paint' method of stenciling. Take a small amount of paint onto the tips of the brush. Work paint well into paper towel. Use a vigorous circling motion to work paint into the brush then a gentler circling to remove excess paint. The paint needs to be moist not wet before applying through the stencil. Use a stippling motion (light dabbing) or a circling motion to apply paint. Read method here or watch it here
There are diamond shaped registration holes cut into each corner of the dog stencil. This is to help acheive an accurate pattern repeat.
Stick a piece of low tack tape firmly onto the board underneath the registration holes then mark the tape. Re postion stencil by matching up registration holes with marks on the tape.
I embellished the pin board by placing the pins at the mouths of the stenciled dogs. Costume jewelry hangs from the pins. Individual keys displayed on the pin board might look good too.