Here is a pic of the Gatorboard with the linen mounted on it. I cut the linen to about the right size for the board, then I covered the board with gesso and mounted the linen using a credit card, starting from the middle and pushing out to the edges. It stretches the linen also, then I put a thin layer of gesso on top to seal it, then trimmed up the edges. I have really enjoyed painting on it, it has the great linen texture, but the board is very lightweight and thin. Save space and if you are shipping your work, this would save a lot on shipping costs!