Created on an framed board. Chalk paint (several times, to achieve a textured background), stamped, watercolored, transfers and gave it a cracked look! I was inspired by an antique picture I had bought years ago. I, by far, am no expert artist. I also used a wax finish. I just restained the edges and the back for a clean look. I also put a wire hanger on the back, so it is ready to hang. It measures 12" x 17 1/2". It is 1" thick. One of a kind.