There are two main types of flats, Broadway or canvas, and Hollywood or wood. Canvas are the most common in schools because they cost less to build and are light weight and easy to store. Wood flats are used in television and at the college level because they are sturdy, easy to configure, and if built properly can last for decades.
Here are some videos showing how to make each type of flat.
For our stone wall project I had some old flats that needed new canvas, so that is what we will run with.
After getting the flat primed, I experimented with a few rows to get my technique where I wanted it. The method I used was pinching masking tape onto the flat for the grout lines, then painting in the stones.
Here is a short video demonstrating the technique for pinching the tape. I found the spackle unnecessary.
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