Glue up pallet wood boards of even/uniform thickness to achieve a surface area larger than 8″ × 12″ (trim later). Alternatively, you can use plywood instead & skip the glue-up.
Sand surfaces to your desired finish.
Trim to final size of 8″ × 12″
Clamp wood on your X-Carve waste board, set up the Easel files, etc. and “let ’er rip.” Go get a cup of coffee and come back in a few minutes.
Clean up any “fuzzies,” blow off sawdust and paint as desired. Finish sand and clear coat.
glue some border strips around edges, and add some sort of picture hanging hardware on back – you’re then good to go. Add this piece to your craft show inventory or hang it on your wall (in season).